Adult Swim stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have begun production on Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, starring Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton, reports The Wrap.
Apparently, the rumors that Harrison Ford will appear in the movie are false, the writer-directors said in an interview.
The movie is about the comedians' characters, Tim and Eric, who, Eric Wareheim said, "literally get a billion dollars to make a movie, and we make it, and things go awry, and Tim and I just decide to get out of Hollywood and become businessmen in an abandoned mall."
Tim Heidecker has high hopes for the movie:
I just hope that the Academy is watching and they get on this boat early, because it's been a while since the Academy awarded the best picture Oscar to a comedy."
"It's long past due, but this film offers the Academy the perfect opportunity to award a best picture film to a comedy and maybe even preemptively. I don't know how that works, but we could be looking at a situation where the Oscar is awarded before the film is released."