Adam Scott Replacing Bradley Cooper in ‘Wet Hot American Summer’
Wet Hot American Summer was bound to have a little difficulty reuniting that cast (again), though Ten Years Later brought more than a few new faces to compensate for losing Bradley Cooper. As it turns out, Adam Scott will even go above and beyond to fill that void.
Entertainment Weekly reveals that where previously Adam Scott’s role among the cast was somewhat vague, the Parks and Recreation alum will in fact take over Cooper’s character Ben (yes, Leslie and Ben, again). Cooper was busy filming his Gaga-fied A Star Is Born, and wasn’t able to reprise the role a second time, so “Ben” will have had “some minor cosmetic surgery.”
Obviously, the casting of Wet Hot American Summer has always been part of the gag; to feature older actors in the role of teen campers, and return a decade later as even younger versions. Said co-creator and star Michael Showalter, who specified that Cooper could easily return in a future Wet Hot:
I’m reminded of the sequel to Vacation, European Vacation, and there’s someone else who played Anthony Michael Hall’s character, and it’s just sort of ridiculous. I like unapologetically just swapping out the actor. The idea that seemed so silly was that he had a nose job and is worried that people won’t recognize him, and the joke is that everybody recognizes him completely and says that you can barely notice it. Essentially what we’re saying is: If Bradley Cooper got a nose job, he would look like Adam Scott.
Otherwise, Ten Years Later features the incredible lineup of A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Christopher Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Nina Hellman, Paul Rudd, Rich Sommer, Sarah Burns and Zak Orth. New cast includes Skyler Gisondo, Samm Levine, Mark Feuerstein, Marlo Thomas, Joey Bragg, Jai Courtney, Dax Shepard, and Alyssa Milano.
In the meantime, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will premiere on August 4, so watch the trailer below and stay tuned.