Not to be confused with Charles Kaufman’s horror-thriller of the same name – nor its forgettable remake from 2010 – Open Road Films has unveiled the first trailer for Garry Marshall’s imminent romantic comedy, Mother’s Day.
Spinning a yarn around the titular holiday in the same vein as the director’s other themed efforts – namely Valentine’s Day and the much-maligned New Year’s Eve – Mother’s Day places a laser focus on the core cast of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis and Julia Roberts, rather than spreading a wafer-thin narrative across a massive ensemble. That said, Marshall’s latest – written by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander – still orbits around a series of overlapping stories set against the holiday occasion.
This time, Aniston’s single mother and recent divorcée Sandy is searching for a significant other; Hudson’s workaholic mom makes it her mission to connect with her own mother; Roberts’ Miranda is an astute TV host; and Jason Sudeikis closes out the core lineup as a fellow single parent who strikes up a bond with Aniston’s Sandy. Finding romance on Mother’s Day, who’d have thunk it?
Rounding out the casting call are Scrubs star Sarah Chalke, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson, Jack Whitehall, Aasif Mandvi, Ella Anderson and Loni Love, and Mother’s Day will stay true to its moniker by opening one week before the title holiday on April 29.