I’m gonna make a bold statement: not only is “Nacho Libre” absolutely hilarious and surprisingly moving, but it’s better than “Napoleon Dynamite.” Take me to task in the comments section if you want, but I’ll stick to my guns. Consequently, I’m hopeful for a reunion between the film’s star and director.
Variety reports that Jack Black and Jared Hess will reteam for “Micronations.” Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes (“New Girl“) have penned the script for a film which finds one man defending his DIY “country” Valoria (total population: 12) against Wayne County, Nevada. Apparently, this assortment of self-declared and super tiny nations within the United States is a real thing, and I have to say it’s a pretty inspired setting for a comedy, and Paramount seems to think so, as the studio is backing the movie.
Yet Hess has hit a slight skid recently. “Gentleman Broncos” flopped, “Don Verdean” didn’t get much buzz at Sundance earlier this year, and his forthcoming “Masterminds” is not getting much attention. But clearly he’s getting responses from the right places, and given that “Nacho Libre” did nearly $100 million worldwide, Paramount is willing to roll the dice on Hess again.