‘Archer’ Producers Are Deadset On Jon Hamm For A Proposed Live-Action Flick

We live in a wild time, friends. Game Of Thrones has outpaced its source material, Twin Peaks is rearing its kooky-as-hell head after a decades-long absence… hell, even the girls from The Grudge and The Ring are playing bloody baseball.

Simply put, the world of entertainment is a fair bit weird, and we’ve all been striving to stay on top of this confusing mess. However, every once in a while, a piece of information so objectively perfect lands in our laps, and gives us some form of sense, some form of peace. 

Today, that fact is this: the producers of Archer are deadset that nobody – absolutely nobody – is worthy to play the spy in a live-action film, apart from Jon Hamm. And if that isn’t the most utterly perfect piece of casting info you’ve ever heard, we don’t know what to tell you, buddy. 

The Daily Beast had a chat to producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis before the show’s season 7 finale when the topic was broached. On the possibility of a film at all, and if it should be a cartoon or live action, Thompson said “the talk is there, we just still haven’t decided.”

But if they do choose to knock together a feature-length piece on the alcoholic idiot savant? Well.

“If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm.

Maybe you could do it with [cartoon voice] Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam [Reed, the series’ creator] 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.”
Buds, a world where Jon Benjamin’s utterly-deadpan drawl bursts forth from Hamm’s visage is a world we want to live in. As Mad Man absolutely attested, Hamm can rock the 60s aesthetic – why not swap out the whisky for Glengoolie Blue?
The pair said there would most definitely not be a film before the television series has run its course, which is probably the only way we could ever get excited about it ending in the first place.

Source: The Daily Beast. 
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