The hit FX animated series “Archer” could be heading towards a live action film and even better JON HAMM could be playing Sterling Archer. Matt Thompson told The Daily Beast he wants Hamm to play the titular character should the animated series go to live action film.
Hamm pretty much looks JUST LIKE Archer even though the voice is all H. Jon Benjamin.
“It’s Jon Hamm,” says Thompson, firmly. “If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action—and if it is not Jon Benjamin—it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”
However, Thompson added that there probably won’t be a movie as long as the series. “Archer” just aired its Season 7 finale.
“Archer” features the voices of Benjamin as the highly-skilled and incredibly vain master spy, Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend, Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s domineering mother and spy agency director, Malory Archer; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned secret agent, Cyril Figgis; Judy Greer as Malory’s loquacious, dingbat secretary, Cheryl; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources, Pam Poovey; Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as the spy agency’s possibly mad scientist/ possibly clone of himself, Krieger.
Currently there are no concrete plans to get a live action film but there are talks and that is a big deal.