Find me someone who doesn’t like Jason Sudeikis. (Okay, I’ll grant you Artie Lange, but that sort of proves my point). Sudeikis is a go-to guy on Saturday Night Live and was a charming sweetheart on 30 Rock. Now that he’s slated to costar in Bounty Hunter with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, it’s time for that timeless SNL question: Will he be Chevy or Piscopo?
SNL has been a springboard to movie stardom ever since Chevy Chase and John Belushi, but there have been an equal number of promising late-night players who truly proved not ready for cinematic primetime. (Even Red Sox fans wrinkled their noses at Jimmy Fallon’s Fever Pitch.)
Sudeikis has leading man potential, but can you imagine him starring in romantic comedies or Judd Apatow-style projects? Do you plan to see Bounty Hunter, PopWatchers, and if you had to bet now, where do you see Sudeikis in five years? Vacation or Johnny Dangerously?
addCredit(“Chase, Piscopo: Everett Collection; Sudeikis: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos”)