Collaborating with Universal Pictures, MySpace is pitching an exclusive contest for "Funny People". The world's premier social network is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance for fans to win a walk-on role in the next Judd Apatow's comedy movie starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann.
By logging into their MySpace account and befriending the Funny People official MySpace page, hopeful fans can join the contest. To be eligible for the prize, entrants will then be required to write a comment explaining why they should win the role in 100 words or less. They can start leaving their comment starting November 13 at 2:00 P.M. ET to December 10 at 2:00 P.M. ET.
Judged on quality of expression, originality and enthusiasm, potential winner will be notified around December 17, 2008. Meanwhile, the movie's director/producer/writer Apatow himself has left a personal video message encouraging MySpacers to participate in the contest. The video can be seen after the jump.
Telling the story of a comedian who has a near-death experience, "Funny People" is the latest comedy movie from Judd Apatow, the writer/director of "The 40 Year-Old Virgin", "Knocked Up", "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express". Supported also by Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill, it is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 31, 2009.