Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for the hilarious comedy “Father Figures”. The film stars Owen Wilson from Zoolander and Ed Helms from The Hangover Trilogy.
Father Figures is the first film directed by Lawrence Sher. Lawrence previously worked as a cinematographer on The Hangover trilogy with Ed Helms. Owen and Ed star as Kyle and Peter Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric and crazy mother raised them to believe that their father died when they were young. When they discover this is a lie, they set out to find their father. However, they learn a lot more about their mother than they ever expected. The trailer shows some similar looks and comedy concepts to The Hangover but with a little bit of Lawrence Sher’s own magic added.
Father Figures was originally called “Bastards” but the name was changed (for the better) and a new trailer decided to land. Although the film will be released in the UK in February, Father Figures actually lands in the US on December 22. Just in time for Christmas.
Father Figures also touts some impressive on-screen talent with Whiplash actor and new Commisioner Gordon, J.K. Simmons, as well as Ving Rhames (“The Tounament”), June Squibb (“Nebraska”), Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), and Oscar Nominee Glenn Close as the boys mother.
Lawrence Sher adapted this film from Justin Malen’s screenplay. Justin is most known for Office Christmas Party. The film was also produced by Academy Award nominee Ivan Reitman (“Up in the Air”), Ali Bell (“Draft Day”).Tom Pollock, Scott Parish, Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, and Timothy M. Bourne also serve as executive producers. Father Figures is brought to you by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. It will be released in US cinemas on December 22 and UK cinemas on February 16, 2018.
Check out the Father Figures Trailer below:
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