By Mandi Bierly
Updated August 04, 2020 at 02:58 PM EDT
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Hot Tub Time Machine, a comedy previously described on PopWatch as having arguably “the stupidest movie title ever,” has landed John Cusack and Rob Corddry. (The Office‘s Darryl, Craig Robinson, and Sex Drive‘s Clark Duke are in negotiations to join them.)

Cusack will also serve as a producer on the film, which Variety says revolves around a group of frustrated friends who hit a hot tub at the ski resort where they partied as teens — and get transported back to 1987. Steve Pink, who cowrote Cusack’s Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, will direct.

Now, I’ve always maintained that I would see Hot Tub Time Machine (and just buy my ticket from a kiosk instead of a person who could judge me), but has Cusack’s casting altered your intentions? The sudden faith I have in the film is sort of funny, considering I haven’t actually seen Cusack in a movie since 2005’s Must Love Dogs, and before that, it was 2001’s Serendipity. (I even scored the War, Inc. and Martian Child DVDs off the office giveaway table.) What would be even funnier, of course, is if Hot Tub Time Machine turns out to be one of the best career moves Cusack’s made in years: Going back to the ’80s, the decade he owned and can now poke fun at lovingly, in a high-concept male comedy that feels like it might have a Better Off Dead vibe? Kinda genius. Agree?

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