While Hader - who has long had the most interesting film career of everyone at SNL - was careful to reveal nothing about this project, he did provide an update on his slasher movie for Judd Apatow which he co-wrote with Simon Rich.
“Well, I’m not sure it’s called ‘House of Joel’ anymore. I don’t know what’s happening with it exactly. Judd, me, and [”Human Giant” director] Jason Woliner are gonna meet in L.A. soon to figure out what the next steps are. It’s a funny, funny script and it’s Judd’s take on a slasher movie. It’s been a long gestating project, but i think it’s worth it because it just keeps getting better.”
When pressed for further details on the plot, Hader revealed -
“I play a guy who finds out that his girlfriend was basically a Laurie Strode-type [Jamie Lee Curtis’ character] from ‘Halloween.’ She’s been hiding the fact that 15 years ago she survived this horrible night and the way I find this out is that I inadvertently take her back to her home town as a surprise and reawaken all the evil. It’s kind of about getting over your girlfriend’s past kinda thing. It’s sort of like having to deal with, ‘You did what!?’”