In 1993, Ben Stiller intended to direct a project based on a script called The Towering Disaster. According to Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Robert Cohen, who were a part of MTV's The Ben Stiller Show in the early '90s with Odenkirk, "wrote this ridiculously hilarious script" based on a story they worked on with Stiller sometime after that program went off the air. Now, it's being dusted off, reworked, and brought back to life.
Stiller, Cross, and Cohen organized a fundraiser to support The Equal Justice Initiative (combating racial injustice) and Direct Relief (working towards COVID-19 relief efforts). The event will take place on Saturday, July 25 and feature a table read of this unproduced script with an all-star cast.
Cross, Stiller, and Odenkirk will be joined by Michael Cera, Don Cheadle, John Ennis, Will Forte, Regina Hall, David Koechner, Jack McBrayer, Michael McKean, Sarah Silverman, Kristin Wiig, and Henry Winkler.
"I loved it then, can't wait to read it now with SUPERSTARS all around!" Odenkirk tweeted of the news.
July 25 EXTRAVAGANZA...Holy S, this is the BIG ONE. David Cross and Rob Cohen wrote this ridiculously hilarious script sometime right after The Ben Stiller Show cracked up...I loved it then, can't wait to read it now with SUPERSTARS all around! pic.twitter.com/iLMnEqDyNh— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 16, 2020
The Towering Disaster will be broadcast live on July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HouseSeats.live. The table read is open to the general public who purchase a ticket.