Orlando Bloom Joining Andy Samberg Mockumentary 'Tour de Pharmacy' (Exclusive)
For the HBO mockumentary, the 'Lord of the Rings' alum will be joining a cast that includes Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Will Forte.
Orlando Bloom is joining the cast of Andy Samberg's Tour de Pharmacy.
The HBO mockumentary comes from Samberg and Murray Miller — the team behind 2015 tennis parody 7 Days in Hell. Tour de Pharmacy will poke fun at professional cycling and its continued, well-documented issues with doping among its athletes, including Lance Armstrong.
Miller wrote the project, which sees 7 Days helmer Jake Szymanski back in the director's chair. Samberg, Miller and David Bernad will executive produce, with Szymanski co-executive producing and M. Elizabeth Hughes handling producing duties.
Bloom is joining a cast that will be headed up by Samberg and includes Hamilton stand-out Daveed Diggs and Emmy nominee Will Forte, as well as Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena, Mike Tyson and Nathan Fielder.
This feature-length project marks the second collaboration with HBO for Samberg and Miller and their Legends of Sport production shingle, and it is being eyed as a comedy event.
In 2014, Bloom wrapped up his reprisal of his Lord of the Rings character Legolas in The Hobbit franchise. Soon the actor will returning to the high seas in another one of his franchise roles — pirate Will Turner — in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Bloom is repped by CAA, the U.K.'s Independent, Lighthouse and Felker Toczek.