Everything We Know So Far About the Broken Lizard Medieval Comedy

One of the oldest and most beloved stories used for Hollywood adaptations is easily The Hunchback of Notre Dame. victor hugoThe groundbreaking novel by was not only revolutionary for its time in that it was essentially a protest piece against the Catholic Church, but it is also a brilliant, beautiful and tragic story about persecution and intolerance. Since the story is older than the art of cinema itself, it is not surprising that the first adaptations of the novel date back to the silent era, the first on record being the short film. Emerald from 1905.

Since then, there has been no shortage of cinematic variations on the classic tale of the Bell Ringer of Notre Dame. There’s the 1923 Universal film, considered by many to be one of the earliest examples of the studio’s iconic monster movies. Hollywood’s Golden Year of 1939 also saw a version of the film, and the Oscar-nominated picture was known for its incredible performance by charles laughton as Quasimodo. Even Disney gave the story a try, taking Quasimodo’s story into the realm of animation in a version that isn’t quite as mean-spirited but is a bit darker than your average Disney movie. The Disney version has become a fan favorite in recent years, and Disney has also announced plans for a live-action remake of the film starring jose gad.


However, another Disney-owned company, which is Fox Searchlight, is also working on its own very different take on the Quasimodo character. that movie is Quasia new historical satire of the people behind the super soldiers movies and tacoma. Here, the people who usually spend their time as Vermont’s less than best are time-traveled to the Middle Ages, where a hunchback named Quasi (steve lemme) hopes to find acceptance and love in a harsh world that breaks the fourth wall. For more on the historical satire’s cast, trailer, release date, and more, here’s everything we know about it so far. Quasi.

Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan in Quasi
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Watch the trailer for Quasi

The main trailer for Quasi, released on March 21, makes it abundantly clear that the only thing the film retains from Victor Hugo’s tagline is Quasimodo himself. Everything else is a different time period with different supporting characters and a very different tone. Right off the bat, the trailer tells us that this is a medieval movie that won’t take itself in the least bit seriously, with the king (jay chandrasekhar) and his helper (kevin heffernan) ordering his guards to kill each other as if death were some small joke. It doesn’t take long for us to meet Quasi, who still has his signature hunchback and continues to get punished by his community simply for his physical appearance. All of that has a chance to change when Quasi wins a lottery to have a private confession with the Pope (Pablo Sotero), which he and his companions believe could change his life forever. He couples that with Quasi following in love with a member of the royal family (Adrianne Palicki), and it looks like Quasi is in for quite the eventful adventure.

Is it almost released in theaters or streaming?

the previous two super soldiers movies were released in theaters, but for Quasi, the film will be released exclusively for streaming via Hulu. This is not surprising, as Hulu has become the place for both Disney and 20th Century Studios to put out more mature content that would feel out of place on Disney+ (although the dead pool movies and Logan They’re on Disney+). There are no plans for a theatrical release of Quasi have been announced at this time.

What is the Quasi release date?

Adrianne Palicki in quasi
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This unique and daring version of Quasimodo is ready to make audiences everywhere laugh when Quasi arrives on Hulu on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

What is the Quasi Plot?

The official plot synopsis of Quasi says the following:

It follows a hapless hunchback who yearns for love, but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the King of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other.

Once again, this is not your typical the Hunchback of Notre Dame story, rather than being a satire of betrayal and murder that also stars Quasimodo. Still, it’s quite amusing that the themes of the corrupt monarchy and religion continue to be very front and center.

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Who is doing quasi?

Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan on the set of Quasi
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Quasi hails from the team at Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe whose hysterical mission statement reads as follows:

Broken Lizard is a five-man film and comedy group, dedicated to intense sunlight, Florida deep tissue massage, and advanced study to maintain realism. During our travels, we created Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, The Slammin’ Salmon, and Puddle Cruiser.

As some of you may know, the group consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanskethe five are credited with writing the screenplay for Quasi. Although in addition to starring in and writing the film, Kevin Heffernan will also be directing the film, making it his first film as a director since The Salmon Slammin’.

Along with the film crew are also the composer jason akana (tacoma), director of photography joseph collins (Easter Sunday), and editor Frank McGrath (the tick), making this team an all-star lineup for a comedic game.

Who stars in Quasi?

Steve Lemme as the main character in Quasi
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It should come as no surprise that the big names behind Broken Lizard are also starring in the movie they all wrote. Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske to star Quasi, each playing at least two different characters in the medieval comedy. She also stars in the film Adrianne Palicki (john wick), who will play a kind of noblewoman who becomes Quasi’s love interest in the film. The cast of the film completes it gabriel hogan (Heartlands), roman mitichian (the morning program), and miguel yurchak (dread club).