Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer for Will Ferrell’s upcoming comedy, Get Hard. From director Etan Cohen, the Gary Sanchez-produced pic looks primed to kickstart Ferrell’s slapstick antics, which have been sorely missing from the cinema calendar as of late.
In the movie, the former SNL star appears as hedge fund manager, James. When the millionaire is indicted for fraud, his impending stint in prison fills him with dread. Luckily, Kevin Hart’s Darnell is on hand to prepare James for all of the experiences that await him behind the bars of San Quentin.
With the first preview now available (via Yahoo! Movies), we’re able to get a sense of what’s in store for the timid chappie while he gets himself ready for prison life. As stories go, the premise overall isn’t that enticing. It simply sounds like a re-hash of countless other fish-out-of-water movies which have permeated multiplexes for what seems like an age. Luckily, the creative power behind Get Hard includes Tropic Thunder helmer Cohen and Key & Peele scribes Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. This jokester team is headed up by Chris Henchy and Ferrell and his long-time collaborator Adam McKay, who are all producing for Warner.
Following the blockbuster comedy sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ferrell has been keeping a low profile. After lending his voice to The LEGO Movie, he did a stint on spoof TV series The Spoils Of Babylon before tackling this latest prison romp. If you’ve missed his unique brand of humor, then you will also be able to catch him in Daddy’s Home, a comedy he’s currently shooting alongside Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini. But before then, sit back and enjoy the first trailer for Get Hard ahead of its March 27th, 2015 release date.
When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison.
Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart join forces in the feature comedy “Get Hard,” also starring Tip “T.I.” Harris, Alison Brie, and Craig T. Nelson.
The film is directed by Etan Cohen, making his feature directorial debut following a successful writing career, with credits including “Tropic Thunder.” The screenplay is by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts and Etan Cohen, story by Adam McKay and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts. Chris Henchy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are the producers, with Ravi Mehta, Kevin Messick and Jessica Elbaum serving as executive producers.
The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Tim Suhrstedt (“Little Miss Sunshine”); production designer Maher Ahmad (“The Hangover Part III”); editor Mike Sale (“We’re the Millers”); and costume designer Shay Cunliffe (“The Bourne Legacy”). The music will be composed by Christophe Beck (“Frozen”).