With Wimbledon 2015 poised to take the tennis world by storm later this month, there is perhaps no better time for HBO to drum up excitement for its upcoming sports comedy 7 Days In Hell, which sees Kit Harington and Brooklyn Nine Nine star Andy Samberg lock horns in a tennis match that proves to be the longest in history.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that HBO’s feature will adopt a po-faced approach, as the first trailer attests, both Samberg and Harington mock every preposterous element of the tennis tour-de-force and amplify all of its comedic moments for good measure. As the title suggests, said encounter stretched across a gruelling seven days wherein Aaron Williams (Samberg) and Charles Poole (Harington) threw everything but the kitchen sink onto center court all in the hope of victory.
The atypical pairing will be joined by Fred Armisen, Girls starlet Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb.
7 Days In Hell will take center court on Saturday, July 10 when the comedy airs on HBO. For now, let us know what you make of these unlikely tennis heroes in the comments section below.
This sports “documentary” brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.