Jimmy Kimmel is known for giving you a high-wattage comedic jolt during his Oscar Night special. Last year’s show included a Hottie Body Hump Club bit that boasted Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Lindsay Lohan among others, as well as a Toddlers & Tiaras spoof starring Tom Hanks. In 2010, the Handsome Men’s Club counted Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Sting, and Rob Lowe among its members. This year, though, Jimmy Kimmel Live! is pulling out all the celebrity stops: George Clooney, Hanks, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cameron Diaz… (taking a moment to rest fingers)… Jason Bateman, Edward Norton, J.J. Abrams, Biel, Tyler Perry, Colin Farrell, Antonio Banderas and Ryan Phillippe have signed on to Movie: The Movie, which is being billed as the “biggest, greatest, most star-studded film in the history of American cinema.” Better still, this film is not yet rated!
Want to lean more about this epic project and check out some bonus footage that you won’t get to see on Sunday night? Below are outtakes from the fictional press junket for Movie: The Movie, in which Clooney, Hanks, Cheadle, Mirren, and Jackson discuss their connection to the blockbuster. Turns out, Mirren came into this project in a very low-budget way. Oh, and get ready to learn something from Hanks about Forrest Gump and Bosom Buddies that might fry out your circuitry.
The 7th Annual Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards special, which airs after the local late news on ABC, also features appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Billy Crystal, while Coldplay serves as the musical guest.