Most actors look forward to attending a film premiere — it is one of the perks of being a movie star. But on Wednesday night, Buress, who plays Coach Wilson in the film, decided to send an imposter in his place instead. He even posted a casting call for his doppelgänger on Twitter hours earlier.
A post shared by Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT
While it’s not clear if the press was in on the joke and could actually tell the difference between the imposter and Buress, “fake” Hannibal even gave interviews on the red carpet and talked about his experience working on the film.
A post shared by Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) on Jun 29, 2017 at 4:15am PDT
It turns out that Buress’s look-alike is an actor, director. and screenwriter from Nashville.
A post shared by Joe Carroll (@iamjoecarroll) on Jun 28, 2017 at 6:57pm PDT
When @hannibalburess hits you up and tells you to crash the red carpet since he couldn't make it…. You crash the damn red carpet. PS: my driver will NOT STFU…. #standIn #bodyDouble #whichIsWhich #partyCrasher #redcarpet #weAllLookAlikeRight?
A post shared by Joe Carroll (@iamjoecarroll) on Jun 28, 2017 at 5:55pm PDT
The 34-year-old comedian reinforced his prank by sending out tweets about being at the premiere. He also tweeted that the movie is coming out on July 8. The film is actually in theaters on July 7.
Well played, Buress. It looks like Peter Parker aka Spider-Man isn’t the only one with an alter ego.
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