The ‘Community’ Movie Has Been Written, Reveals Donald Glover
— 2 February 2024

The ‘Community’ Movie Has Been Written, Reveals Donald Glover

— 2 February 2024
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

A year after the project was formally greenlit by NBC’s Peacock, and almost four years since series creator Dan Harmon revealed there were “conversations happening,” we’ve received a major update about the long-rumoured Community movie.

During the ongoing press tour for his latest series, Amazon Prime Video’s Mr & Mrs Smith, original cast member Donald Glover revealed there has been considerable progress.

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“I was told that the script — literally, I was texting today — I was told that the script was done,” the multi-hyphenate talent, who portrayed reformed high school jock Troy Barnes, told Entertainment Tonight.

Though Glover himself hasn’t been able to read it just yet. Still, the perenially busy creative’s commitment to the movie part of the decade-long #sixseasonsandamovie campaign is very promising all the same. According to fellow cast member Joel McHale, who portrayed disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger, filming is scheduled to begin in the US summer of 2024.

He continued: “It’s really just a schedule thing [but] I’m in. I’m all in.”

For the uninitiated, the cult hit series Community follows the exploits of a community college study group — which very quickly becomes less about tertiary education, and essentially evolves into Dan Harmon’s take on film/broader pop culture/life every episode.

Case in point, the recurring paintball episodes featured in each season — the first of which was helmed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin (see: above) — was just one example of how Harmon routinely blew out the production budget. This was something that caused major friction between the showrunner and Sony Television, which contributed to his eventual firing (he was later rehired for the last two seasons).

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Glover, McHale, and Lin aside, Community was a shining beacon for talent. In terms of the cast, you had everyone from Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir), Ken Jeong (“Senor” Ben Chang), Chevy Chase (Pierce Hawthorne), Alison Brie (Annie Eddison), Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry), and Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley Bennett); to Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), Michael K. Wiliams (Dr Marshall Kane), Paget Brewster (Frankie Dart), Jonathan Banks (Professor Buzz Hickey), and more.

Behind the camera, there was Joe & Anthony Russo — yes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe directors responsible for the second-highest-grossing film of all time — and of course, Dan Harmon himself, who has since found even greater success with Rick & Morty and beyond.

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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