Christopher Guest is following in the footsteps of Adam Sandler, Paul Reubens and Cary Fukunaga. The famed mockumentarian's newest movie, "Mascots," is coming to Netflix and will be the latest addition to the streaming platform's slate of original movies.
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Premiering in 2016, "Mascots" is about the men and women competing in the 8th World Mascot Association Championships to win the "prestigious" Gold Fluffy Award. Based on the description, it seems as though this Netflix original will be in the same mockumentary style as Guest's past projects "This Is Spinal Tap"  and "For Your Consideration" .
Netflix is mainly known for critically acclaimed and award-winning original series like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black." However, it has started expanding into feature films. In July, Netflix announced its first round of original movies: Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation," which arrives Oct. 16; "The Ridiculous Six," a new comedy from Adam Sandler that's part of the platform's four-movie deal with the comedian/writer, which premieres Dec. 11; "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," which is due in early 2016; and Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow's "Pee-Wee's Big Holiday," which premieres in March 2016. Recently, Netflix also acquired the distribution rights to Brad Pitt's satirical comedy "War Machine."
Guest's most recent project was HBO's "Family Tree," which he co-created with Jim Piddock. Unfortunately, it didn't make it past its first season and was canceled in January 2014.