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Archer Producer Wants Jon Hamm To Play Title Role In Live-Action Film

June 7, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with The Daily Beast, Archer producer Matt Thompson said that he wants Jon Hamm to play Sterling Archer if a live-action film is mad. Here are highlights:

On a possible full-length feature film: “It’s all up to whatever Adam [Reed] wants to do, but he and I have definitely talked about it. I think we talk about it once every two years. We vacillate between if you do it, why are you doing the TV show? And should it be live-action, or should it be cartoon? The talk is there, we just still haven’t decided. I don’t think there will be a movie before the last episode of Archer airs on TV. I don’t think we’ll make a movie before the series finishes.”

On who would play Archer in a live action movie: “It’s Jon Hamm. If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action—and if it is not Jon Benjamin—it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”

On what he learned from Aqua Teen Hunger Force: “My friend David Willis, while Aqua Teen Hunger Force was still on the air—and at the height of its popularity—made Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, and he believes that that negatively impacted the viewing of Aqua Teen Hunger Force the TV show. That’s influenced our decision-making a great deal.”

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