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Archer producers want Jon Hamm for title role in live-action movie

06.06.2016

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Archer recently wrapped up its seventh season on FX and although its future isn't certain at this point, the folks behind-the-scenes definitely have a few ideas on where it could go, including a live-action movie. While speaking with The Daily Beast, executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis said that the topic of a live-action Archer film comes up every couple of years but that it's up to Archer creator Adam Reed whether it comes to fruition or not. As to who would play Sterling Archer's live-action incarnation, Thompson and Willis say that there's only one choice.

It’s Jon Hamm. If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action—and if it is not Jon Benjamin—it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.

Sterling Archer is brilliantly voiced by H. Jon Benjamin on the series and although I'm a big fan of Jon Hamm, it would be very strange to hear Archer speak without Benjamin's distinctive tone. Who knows, perhaps the hybrid Archer which they speak of, with H. Jon Benjamin dubbing over Hamm's performance, could work, but if a live-action Archer film ever happens, and I'd be surprised if it did to be honest, it wouldn't kick off until after the animated series has wrapped up.

Source: The Daily Beast
Tags: Archer, FX, Jon Hamm, TV

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9:18PM on 06/07/2016
Jon Hamm is perfect for Archer.
Jon Hamm is perfect for Archer.
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5:56PM on 06/07/2016
Couldn't see it unless H Jon Benjamin is voicing over somehow. In this instance, 90% of the archer character is the voice behind it. No Benjamin, No Archer.
Couldn't see it unless H Jon Benjamin is voicing over somehow. In this instance, 90% of the archer character is the voice behind it. No Benjamin, No Archer.
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6:11AM on 06/07/2016
I've been saying this for years that Hamm would make for a perfect live action Archer. Just take the persona of Don Draper and just add a license to kill to him and you would have the perfect Archer.

But I feel like you can't do it since the voice of Archer is so vital and iconic at this point. Perhaps they could do a episode with a live cast down the line at one point before the series is over.
I've been saying this for years that Hamm would make for a perfect live action Archer. Just take the persona of Don Draper and just add a license to kill to him and you would have the perfect Archer.

But I feel like you can't do it since the voice of Archer is so vital and iconic at this point. Perhaps they could do a episode with a live cast down the line at one point before the series is over.
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6:54AM on 06/07/2016
That's probably the best idea yet....one "live action" episode...kind of just as a goof, the way they did the Bob's Burger's crossover. South Park has done that sort of thing repeatedly and it's always among their best episodes.
That's probably the best idea yet....one "live action" episode...kind of just as a goof, the way they did the Bob's Burger's crossover. South Park has done that sort of thing repeatedly and it's always among their best episodes.
3:23AM on 06/07/2016
And yet Mallory, Cyril, and Lana can easily be played by actors
And yet Mallory, Cyril, and Lana can easily be played by actors
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6:30AM on 06/07/2016
By their voice actors*
By their voice actors*
8:49PM on 06/06/2016
Spoiler alert: This shouldn't be live action. At all.
Spoiler alert: This shouldn't be live action. At all.
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12:13AM on 06/07/2016
Spoiler alert - the show hasn't been nearly as good since the ran out of ideas at the end of season 4.
Spoiler alert - the show hasn't been nearly as good since the ran out of ideas at the end of season 4.
8:30PM on 06/06/2016
Y'know that all or damn near all of the characters are modeled after, well, models. Cast them rather than pay out millions to have like, Olivia Wilde play Cheryl-- aaand now I'm conflicted.
Y'know that all or damn near all of the characters are modeled after, well, models. Cast them rather than pay out millions to have like, Olivia Wilde play Cheryl-- aaand now I'm conflicted.
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7:44PM on 06/06/2016

I don't know if Hamm would go for that.....

I can't believe an actor of his stature would agree to let someone else voice-over his entire character, and Archer isn't Archer without Benjamin. So that means this movie goes nowhere. Sad, because it is one of the funniest shows ever on TV. I just want to know who'd play Ray and Kreiger.....
I can't believe an actor of his stature would agree to let someone else voice-over his entire character, and Archer isn't Archer without Benjamin. So that means this movie goes nowhere. Sad, because it is one of the funniest shows ever on TV. I just want to know who'd play Ray and Kreiger.....
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8:07PM on 06/06/2016
Actually, Hamm has the comedic chops and sense of self-parody that he'd not only allow it, but him and Benjamin would make it work beautifully. But at the end of the day, they should just leave it be...it works because of the way it is.
Actually, Hamm has the comedic chops and sense of self-parody that he'd not only allow it, but him and Benjamin would make it work beautifully. But at the end of the day, they should just leave it be...it works because of the way it is.
8:51PM on 06/06/2016
"...it works because of the way it is."

Phrasing.
"...it works because of the way it is."

Phrasing.
12:22AM on 06/07/2016
Greg Kinnear for Ray, Will Ferrell for Krieger
Greg Kinnear for Ray, Will Ferrell for Krieger
7:15PM on 06/06/2016
When is the next season gonna hit Netflix?
When is the next season gonna hit Netflix?
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