The fat guy from Stand by Me who’s also known as the guy that’s now married to Rebecca Romijn will have another pseudo-claim to fame as he signs on to play creepy patriarch Herman Munster in Mockingbird Lane, a gritty (natch) reboot of the sorta-liked 1960’s TV show coming to NBC.
While his selection to play a character in a redux of the campy original might be sensical, considering this version is supposed to be dark and creepy along the lines of American Horror Story, one wonders what the impetus is. To his credit as a person I find Jerry O’Connell to be one of the least creepy, most likable guys around…
WHICH IS WHY MY MIND WILL BE BLOWN WHEN I SEE HOW CREEPY THEY MAKE HIM!
Or something like that. O’Connell joins Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Mason Cook as the announced cast thus far. Expect a Jaleel White casting revelation any day now.