Oscar winner Sissy Spacek is set to star opposite Saturday Night Live stars Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone in the Paramount Pictures comedy Hot Rod, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spacek will play the slightly off-center voice of reason to Samberg's character Rod, a clumsy daredevil who re-creates his hero Evel Knievel's unsuccessful jump over Snake River Canyon on a moped. Ian McShane plays the step-father Rod is trying to impress.
The film is written by Saturday Night Live writers Samberg, Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who also makes his directorial debut. Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels is producing the project, which is set to begin filming this month.