Adult Swim’s Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim really want you to see their first feature film. They’ve asked people to sign a pledge to go see Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie and not the upcoming film The Lorax because it “looks BAD." They’ve enlisted several of their famous friends to make videos including Paul Rudd and his son, a bloody Weird Al, Fred Armisen and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, who appears with them in The Comedy, and really struggles with the task because he wants to see The Lorax, if he’s “on a plane or something.”
The movie follows Tim and Eric as they try and earn back $1 billion they owe on a three-minute short film starring a Johnny Depp look-alike by renovating a shopping mall and has cameos by Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Will Forte. It’s currently available On Demand and will be in theaters on March 2nd. It’s gotten mixed reviews with a third of the audience walking out during a screening at Sundance.
You can find all the videos on the campaign’s official YouTube page.