Jack Black may not be the comedic “it” boy anymore, but you have to admit, it was a fun ride while it lasted. A lot more fun than when Pauly Shore or Rob Schneider (yes, he was, don’t try to deny it) hijacked the throne of comedy on film.
From highs such as High Fidelity, Tropic Thunder, all of Tenacious D (tv, music, movie, guitar rag deals, whatever), School of Rock, Be Kind Rewind, and Orange County, to lows such as Nacho Libre and Shallow Hal, Jack Black has always relied on one thing: making the character his no matter how the script tries to restrain him.
But don’t say that Jack Black doesn’t have a sense of humor about his fame. He gloriously smashed it with a hammer of comedy in his role in Tropic Thunder and seems to be ready to do it again as he stars alongside James Marsden in D-Train, a film that follows the head of a high school reunion committee (Jack Black) as he travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class (James Marsden) and convince him to come to the high school reunion.
Nothing much else is confirmed about the film’s plot but, if Jack Black continues to have a sense of humor about himself, you can be sure that he will capture the self-importance of a high school reunion coordinator who probably wasn’t so popular in high school.
Also joining the cast of D-Train is Adria Tennor in the role of Wendy, the most popular girl of the reunion class. With a sly humor that has come out through her roles in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Adam Sandler’s You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, it is anyone’s guess if Tennor will be playing the role as a hilariously stuffy matriarch of her former high school, or awkwardly funny as a depiction of how the mighty fall in life after teen-hood.