One of half of New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody duo, Bret McKenzie is best known for appearing in Lord of the Rings, playing in Flight of the Conchords, and winning an Oscar for his work on The Muppets. And although taking home that little gold statue was an impressive feat, McKenzie has never had the popular appeal of his Conchords cohort, Jemaine Clement; while Jemaine has popped up in everything from Moana to What We Do in the Shadows, Bret hasn't really found the same footing when it comes to feature films.
In fact, McKenzie has starred in just one movie since 2013, a Keri Russell flick called Austenland that earned an abysmal 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Since then, McKenzie has shown up in one episode of a 2017 TV series called Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, but other than, his acting future looks pretty empty. Of course, McKenzie does more work these days in the musical department. Most recently, he wrote songs for a New Zealand film called Tip Top Taj Mahal, but it's been awhile since he's been a part of any Hollywood projects.
Fortunately, McKenzie recently announced he was getting the band back together and going on tour with Clement. Also, in August 2016, it was reported that McKenzie was writing the screenplay for a Warner Bros. fantasy called Moonland. However, there have been very few updates on the project, and while we wish him luck on his writing endeavors, it would be nice to see this Conchord fly back onto the silver screen.