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Ed Helms Plays With History in Civil War Comedy

Ed Helms as a Civil War re-enactor? It makes me giggle just thinking about it. And that's a good thing, because it's the idea behind The Office star's next movie. As Variety reports:

He and three other guys (two fellow re-enacters and an African-American professor of history who is protesting the event) are accidentally transported back in time and awaken in the actual civil war. Once there, they have find there way home without altering history or permanently breaking America in half.

Helms pitched the idea and is co-writing it with Jake Fleisher. Helms's character is described as "someone who is obsessive about historical precision — stitch count in a coat, buttons from the period, proper speech, etc," which, again, sounds funny and perfect for Helms.

The project also has Steve Carell and former Daily Show correspondent Vance Degeneres along as producers. What do you think about this chance to see Helms in Civil War garb?

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sandy82 sandy82 6 years
I love Ed Helms. He is so funny. I'd definitely see this.
Allyace Allyace 6 years
Aww Ed is great on The Office, nice to see him branch out :). But I don't know about going back in time to the Civil War...
Desk-Clerk-Jedi Desk-Clerk-Jedi 6 years
He is a huge reason why I'm still watching The Office now. I LOVE him!! Can't wait!!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
I look forward to this film; sounds hysterical.
sidra5397 sidra5397 6 years
He's hilarious! So I'd prabably go see it.
cupcakers cupcakers 6 years
I'd see it too, LOVE HIM!
cupcakers cupcakers 6 years
I'd see it too, LOVE HIM!
emalove emalove 6 years
OMG, I love Ed Helms!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 6 years
He should be perfect in this role!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 6 years
I'd go see that.
JCP0240 JCP0240 6 years
I LOVE this idea especially w/ Ed Helms, he is hysterical! :) Plus I was a history major in school so I love historical movies/books!
suziryder suziryder 6 years
Love it!
suziryder suziryder 6 years
Love it!
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