Danny McBride takes up 'Hench' mask

Dannymcbride_290 Danny McBride is used to playing second fiddle in films like "Land of the Lost" and "Pineapple Express."

For his next starring role, he'll play... well, a henchman. Variety says Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the graphic novel "Hench" for McBride to co-write and star.

The story follows Mike Fulton, an ex-football star laid low by an injury. Without much in the way of job training (or smarts), Mike goes to work as a henchman to a series of supervillains.

No word yet on when filming will begin, and whether it'll impact season two of McBride's HBO series "Eastbound and Down."

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