An audition to handpick new cast members for ‘Saturday Night Live’ turned out to be the first breakthrough in actress Jillian Bell’s career. Though she wanted to try her luck on the acting side, Bell joined the crew as a writer in 2009. But she was keen to explore herself as a writer, actor and comedian and continued looking for opportunities along with playing small roles in television after her debut.
In 2011, she caught the attention of director Paul Thomas Anderson with her performance as the character of ‘Jillian Belk’ in the Comedy Central series ‘Workaholics.’ PTA was so impressed with the actress’ comedic talent and cast her in his films ‘The Master’ (2012) and ‘Inherent Vice‘ (2014). Her other major works include ‘Eastbound and Down,’ ’22 Jump Street,’ ‘Goosebumps,’ ‘The Night Before,’ and ‘Idiotsitter‘. At this point you must be wondering what is the next Jillian Bell movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Jillian Bell films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jillian Bell movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
7. Human Discoveries (2019 – )
‘Human Discoveries’ is an upcoming animated comedy series from Facebook’s video streaming platform Facebook Watch. Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron lead the voice cast, which also features Jillian Bell, Lamorne Morris and Paul Scheer. Set in the prehistoric era before the dawn of civilization, the plot follows a group of humans who navigate through the wonders and dangers of the wonderful planet. ‘Human Discoveries’ is created by Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee. Facebook Watch premieres the series on July 16, 2019.
6. El Tonto (TBA)
Jillian Bell teams up with John Malkovich, Kate Beckinsale, Jason Sudeikis, and Edie Falco for the comedy-drama ‘El Tonto.’ Deadline reports that the plot centers on the life of a village idiot who is widely known by the name ‘The Fool’ (Charlie Day). The man has a tryst with destiny when he inadvertently lands in Los Angeles during one of his aimless wanderings. The rest of the movie chronicles his hilarious journey to the top of Hollywood as a celebrity only to fall from the peak. More details about the cast are under the hood. ‘El Tonto’ marks the feature directorial debut of actor Charlie Day who also wrote the screenplay. ‘El Tonto’ is currently in post-production.