'Nerdland': Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd Chase Instant Fame in R-Rated, Animated Satire (Exclusive Video)

"Wouldn’t you spend a night behind bars if that’s what it took to change your luck?” says Rudd in the film, available on demand Jan. 6.

Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd are chasing infamy in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of Nerdland.

"We've been idiots — we've been going about it all wrong," says Rudd's aspiring actor John to Oswalt's struggling screenwriter Elliot in the R-rated, animated satire showcasing the ubiquitous quest for instant fame, as the two L.A. residents aim to launch themselves into the zeitgeist before the end of the night.

“If we were to give the celebrity-obsessed massive audiences something worth watching — I mean, really worth watching — we’d also be launching our careers," he continues. "Wouldn’t you spend a night behind bars if that’s what it took to change your luck?”

The long-gestating comedy, penned by Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and looks critically at instant fame, true crime dramas, extreme violence and L.A. desperation. The film features voice cameos by Mike Judge, Molly Shannon and Hannibal Buress, and is available on demand beginning Jan. 6. 

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