Joel McHale Will Star in a Softball Dramedy From the Writer of ‘Nebraska’

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Joel McHale is set to star in The Tribe, an upcoming film “about a Native American high-school girls softball team and the new coach who arrives to helm them,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The film be written and directed by Bob Nelson, who wrote the upcoming Alexander Payne film Nebraska starring Will Forte. Both McHale and Nelson worked on the Seattle comedy show Almost Live! before making it big, best known as the show that launched Bill Nye the Science Guy.

McHale is making a serious push into films. The Community star will be season in the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy The Familymoon, which is due out in March, and the Robin Williams Christmas comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, which we have to assume will be released in December of 2014.