At the rate we’re inundated with Ben Stiller films, one can easily grow tired of him (seriously, check out this Focker’s resume). Whether that’s the case or you actually admire his Sam Jackson-like work ethic…his upcoming role as the title character in Greenberg, from indie director Noah Baumbach (The Squid & The Whale), appears to be a far cry from what we’ve come to expect.
It’s been awhile since Stiller last strayed from slap-stick (2001′s The Royal Tenenbaums), though his neurosis-laden demeanor seems rather fitting as a forty-something loafer desperately clinging to…well absolutely nothing.
Let us not forget that for every Night at the Museum/Madagascar sequel, the man’s also responsible for bringing some truly irreverent characters to the table. I “wonder” if mainstream America has forgotten just how funny he really is?