Today the international trailer for the upcoming Todd Philips’ film, Due Date, was released. Set to hit theatres on November 5th, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx and Alan Arkin.
Being described as a buddy comedy film, the plot revolves around Ethan (Galifianakis) who by a chance encounter, meets Peter (Downey Jr.). Peter is on his way home for the birth of his child, which is just a few days away. Not everything goes according to plan though and Peter is forced to hitch a ride with Ethan. The two are thrust together as they race across the country so that Peter can be by his wife’s side as she gives birth to their child.
Early buzz surrounding the film is pretty positive and even Downey Jr. says that he’s very pleased with the film.
“I’ve seen the movie. It’s like the second greatest movie I’ve ever done – largely due to Zach Galifianakis, who is crazy good in every scene, and Todd Phillips, who is just one of the great American directors. I guarantee you’re going to love it – I went to the last screening and people were literally saying ‘Oh my god, It’s gotta stop – my face hurts!’ Downey says Galifianakis doesn’t necessarily improvise in the film he “just does what he wants- whether the scene needs it or not”. The actor said he had constantly ask his juvenile co-star, who he jokingly said acted like a children that just “did what he wants” at any time on the set, if “he needed to go to the bathroom because we’re gonna be in the car for an hour”.
The trailer looks very funny and with Philips behind the camera, the man who brought us Old School and The Hangover, how can it not be funny? Downey Jr. is one of the most entertaining actors working in Hollywood right now and Galifianakis is probably one of the funniest.