First Road House, now this. Variety is reporting that Ed Helms has been cast as Lt. Frank Drebin in Paramount’s reboot of The Naked Gun. As we all know, he’ll be attempting to fill the shoes of the iconic Leslie Nielsen, perhaps the greatest dry humor actor ever. Word is that writers Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant will be looking for a new angle for the character, as if they really have a choice. The three Naked Gun films are some of the funniest comedies ever made, and it’s really difficult to see this ending well.
This seems like a good time for a Naked Gun highlight reel and a few beers in honor of Leslie Nielsen as he spins in his grave: