When Please Don’t Destroy – comprising of Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy – had their short film make its way onto last year’s season debut of Saturday Night Live, a lot of people drew comparisons between them and The Lonely Island. Similarly, their short films were also the highlight of last season. Another thing they have in common, after only one season on the show, they’re shooting their own movie for Universal.
Yesterday we learned their new film has gained a pretty solid supporting cast that includes Conan O’Brien, Bowen Yang, Meg Stalter, X Mayo, and Nichole Sakura. No news on what part’s anyone is playing, but it’ll be interesting to see what O’Brien’s role is especially. Outside of a few cameo appearances in movies where characters go on his late night show, he hasn’t done any film acting where he’s not playing himself.
The film is currently in production in North Carolina, and is being produced by Judd Apatow.