Conan O’Brien to Appear in First Dramatic Movie Role

Conan O’Brien is adding another movie to his IMDb page.

According to a new profile in The New York Times, the former late night host is set to cameo in If I Had Legs I’d Kick You, a forthcoming film from acclaimed indie film distributor A24 (the company behind Moonlight, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Uncut Gems, Midsommar, and Lady Bird).

O’Brien has been dipping his toe into features since giving up the grind of a daily talk show in 2021. In 2022, he appeared as Andy Warhol in a star-studded scene in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (a role O’Brien forgot he had even played). A year later, he played the dad of SNL writer Ben Marshall’s character in Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain.

However, this new project sounds like a bit of a departure for O’Brien. While those previous roles were comedic, The New York Times describes the upcoming part as “a dramatic cameo.”

If I Had Legs I’d Kick You is a comedy-drama set to star Rose Byrne and A$AP Rocky. It’s written and directed by Mary Bronstein, with the Safdie brothers (co-writer/directors of Uncut Gems and Good Time) among the producers.

Per a casting call, the film follows a therapist and mother on Long Island who “must navigate her child’s mysterious illness, an absent husband, a demolished home, a missing person, and an increasingly complicated relationship with her own therapist… all while treating her own crisis-laden patients.”

If I Had Legs I’d Kick You began shooting last August in Montauk, New York. According to Bronstein’s Instagram, it wrapped in October and is now in post-production.

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