Some of you may be wondering whatever happened to Michael Vartan? I think he was the actor that was supposed to come out big after “Alias.” But he made Monster-in-Law instead and has suffered for it, as his lower credited co-star, Bradley Cooper, is the one that has managed to climb the Hollywood ranks.
Well, it’s not exactly The Hangover, but Michael Vartan has a depraved workplace comedy coming out called Demoted, in which he co-stars with noted paycheck whore David Cross (see: Alvin and the Chipmunks) and please just give me a job Sean Astin. Vartan and Astin play goofball employees who wreak havoc on David Cross’ character, until Cross becomes their boss and demotes them to secretaries.
Demoted comes from writer Dan Callahan, who penned the hilariously awful College last year, and James B. Rogers, who directed American Pie 2. Despite that, the trailer shows a glimmer of promise, mostly because of David Cross and the last 10 seconds of the trailer, which is pure juvenility, is still pretty goddamn funny. Keep an eye out, too, for Vartan’s ass, if that floats your undies.