There are the men of comedy who offer up the safe, relatively familiar humor again and again, and then there is the man who knows how to take it up several notches. He's pulled back the curtain to reveal the turmoil of small-scale musical productions with 'Waiting for Guffman;' revealed the behind-the-scenes challenges of dog fiends and competitions in 'Best of Show;' brought iconic folk singers back together for 'A Mighty Wind;' and even took on Hollywood with 'For Your Consideration.'

And now reports claim that Christopher Guest is ready to return to his place behind the camera for a new movie that will reveal a world perfectly suited to the comedian and filmmaker's sensibilities: retro collectors.
According to The Women on the Web, Christopher Guest and his 'Spinal Tap' brothers Harry Shearer and Michael McKean (who have been touring together recently) want to bring the world of collecting to the big screen. We're not talking only about the regular "collector's item" sort of fare, but "people who ferret out such things as old comic books, Barbie dolls, vintage magazine ads, vinyl 45-rpm singles, or even -- ick! -- Charles Manson song lyrics written on Kleenex." (I'm beginning to think I should have kept my musician bottle collection...)

The magic word -- "mockumentary" -- is not linked to the project thus far, so this could be something more in the vein of 'For Your Consideration.' But either way, it won't seem all that different -- his usual team of laughs are now being considered for parts, including Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, and of course, Jane Lynch (who might be too busy with 'Glee' to participate).

Talk about the perfect world for Guest to travel to. It'll be great to see him go back to the more quirky, off-the-dial worlds. And let us remember -- he's one of the only people in Hollywood who gives the ever-talented Eugene Levy good roles. And maybe, just maybe, he'll bring wife Jamie Lee Curtis along for the ride this time?

categories Movies, Cinematical