Since reporting on David Gordon Green's upcoming foray into animated sitcoms, we've kept our Google radar up for any further details on his "Good Vibes" project. This morning brings us cast developments and a plot synopsis:
The project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Good Humor TV, will feature the voices of thesps Josh Gad ("Back to You"), Adam Brody ("The O.C."), Debi Mazar ("Entourage"), Olivia Thirlby ("New York I Love You"), Alan Tudyk ("3:10 to Yuma") and Jake Busey ("Broken").
"Pineapple Express" helmer David Gordon Green wrote the laffer, which centers on two high school surfer dudes who live near the beach in California. On "Good Vibes," Gad will play Mondo, an out-of-shape, shaggy-haired teen looking to master surfing and win over Jeena (voiced by Thirlby)—who thinks of Mondo more like a brother. Brody is onboard as Woodie, Mondo's best friend, while Busey will play Turk, Mondo's chief rival. Mazar plays Babs, Mondo's mother. Tudyk will voice Lonnie, an old surf bum who doubles as the show's narrator.
Total ripoff of North Shore, but whatever, that movie is amazing and we are prepping the tobacco waterpipe for the spring debut. For fans of Green's darker side, he also just signed up to direct the film version of Freaks of the Heartland, based on the horror comic written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Greg Ruth (The Matrix comics). We have no idea how that will turn out, but good luck to everyone.