Ed Helms and Owen Wilson are men in search of answers in the new trailer for the upcoming comedy film, Bastards. The project is the directorial debut of The Hangover cinematographer Lawrence Sher, and is the first feature-length script from Justin Malen (Trophy Wife) to reach the big screen. With high stakes and hijinks, the movie sets itself as some comedic relief for the new year, with its post-Christmas release window.
The winning elements of this trailer include the way in which the collection of older men approached by Peter and Kyle Reynolds recall their mother (Glenn Close). These wistful memories, dripping with lust, serve to teach these young siblings a valuable lesson – that the image they hold of their mother is not the only version of her that ever existed.
While it is doubtful that Bastards will emerge as ‘Comedy Of The Year’, Ed Helms appears to be doing enough of his trademark schtick as to elevate the project to a movie that might just do well at the box office – not least because scene-stealing J.K Simmons is also prominently featured.
The proof will be in the pudding, as Bastards is released on January 27th. 2017.
“Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, upcoming Zoolander 2) star in Alcon Entertainment’s comedy Bastards, under the direction of Lawrence Sher (The Hangover films). The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer.
“Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.
“Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) stars as the twins’ mother, Helen, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw (Failure to Launch) join the cast as potential father figures.
“Rounding out the cast are comedian Katt Williams, Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), Kate Aselton (TV’s The League), and Ving Rhames (the Mission Impossible films).”