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“C.O.G.” Trailer

In the first ever film adaptation of David Sedaris’ work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work at an apple farm. Out of his element, his lifestyle and notions are picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.

David Sedaris, famous essayist, will soon be able to say he’s had a movie made about his life.

While I haven’t read a ton of Sedaris’ work, I’ve read several of his stories and liked them (scratch that, I have one of his collections, Holidays on Ice, so I must be a bigger fan than I thought); he has an enjoyable brand of humor mixed with self-deprecation.

His work will be translated to the big screen in C.O.G., the first feature film to adapt anything he has written.

The movie will feature Jonathan Groff in the lead role, and while I’m not a fan of Glee (the thing I’ve seen him in the most) he looks like he’s doing a great job here. It can’t hurt that he’s going to be acting alongside the incomparable, ah-MAZ-ing Casey Wilson (Penny Hartz in the late, great Happy Endings).

Other than Groff and Wilson, C.O.G. stars Denis O’ Hare, Troian Bellisario, Dale Dickey, and Corey Stoll. It comes out September 20.