Bob Odenkirk to star in comedy ‘The Making Of Jesus Diabetes’

You better call Saul star Bob Odenkerk is set to return to the big screen for a new movie titled The Creation of Jesus Diabetes. The comedy will see Odenkirk regain his You better call Saul co stars Michael Naughton and Andrew Friedmanwho both made brief supporting appearances on the show.


The trio will co-write and co-star in the project, according to Deadline. The Creation of Jesus Diabetes tells the story of two reclusive brothers who lost their mother. The couple, who have no previous experience of what it takes to create a film, set out to make a film about diabetes set in the time of Jesus with the aim of honoring their late mother. Unbeknownst to them, their entire absurd journey is documented by their neighbor.

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The company is said to have originated on the back of the sketch characters that Naughton and Friedman had created. According to the report, Odenkirk is set to play the role of Leo, a “devious man with a dark past.” Philadelphia is always sunny director Heath Cullens is set to helm the project while Michael Day, Andrew De Cesare, Naomi Odenkerkand Bryan DeGuire are all set to produce the film. “jesus diabetes is a fun and refreshing storyline from start to finish,” Day said of the film. “With this cast and script, it’s a recipe for laugh-out-loud entertainment.” Filming is set to begin in the first quarter. of 2023. The Make Jesus Diabetes will mark Odenkirk’s first time on the big screen since starring in the 2021 action thriller Nobody.

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The film comes after a globally successful stint for Odenkirk as dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman on the hit AMC show You better call Saul, which is a spin-off of Vince Gilliganit is breaking Bad. Odenkirk received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the character, and led the series through a highly successful six-season run.

The Emmy-nominated actor has been busy since the show ended, with recent news of his upcoming starring role on the AMC series straight manbased on 1997 Richard Russo novel of the same title. The book tells the midlife crisis story of the unlikely acting chairman of a college English department, William Henry Devereaux, as he navigates the stresses of such a high position. The first season of the adaptation has been greenlit for eight one-hour episodes.

The Creation of Jesus Diabetes does not yet have a release date. Stay tuned to Collider for future updates.

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