The trailer for the new Christopher Guest film, Mascots, shows members of his troupe of players hilariously competing to win the “Gold Fluffy,” a trophy at the Eighth World Mascot Association Championships, a competition for sports-team mascots.
An anatomically correct donkey, a giant fist and a bizarre pencil-and-sharpener duo, are all presented in Guest’s signature deadpan mockumentary. The film chronicles both a backstage look at the awards ceremony and the “drug and sex problems” pervading behind the scenes.
Many of the actors and actresses, which include Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr. and others, have appeared in Guest’s previous films like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. Guest wrote the picture with actor Jim Piddock, who has appeared in The Prestige and Austin Powers in Goldmember among others; he also wrote the story for The Man, which starred Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy.
The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next weekend and will come out globally on Netflix and in a limited theatrical release on October 13th.