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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 »
- Sarah Myles
The trailer for Owen Wilson and Ed Helms’ Bastards looks like it was beamed in from 2005. The pair play a couple of schmucks whose mother (Glenn Close) tells them that, even though they thought their dad died of colon cancer, she doesn’t actually know who their father is. So they go out searching and quiz the likes of Terry Bradshaw and a tattooed J.K. Simmons. It’s like Mamma Mia!, but with more butthole jokes and less Abba. Bastards is the directorial debut of cinematographer Lawrence Sher, who was the Dp on all three Hangover movies. Lest you think this movie is going to surprise you, there’s an unsavory gag which involves the two picking up a black hitchhiker and then tying him up in the back of their car.
Bastards hits theaters January 27.
- Esther Zuckerman
Owen Wilson and Ed Helms are two figures that have found great success in the area of R-rated raunchy comedies, with films like Wedding Crashers, The Hangover, Hall Pass, and We're The Millers on their combined resumés. Now they're set to combine their formidable comedic forces on Bastards, a film that will serve as the feature directorial debut of The Hangover cinematographer Lawrence Sher and was written by rising star Justin Malen (Office Christmas Party, Baywatch).
You can check out the brand-spanking new Bastards trailer right here:
The premise, about a couple of brothers on a road trip to find their biological father, is simple and effective. The cast of supporting players, which includes J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Ving Rhames, and Glenn Close, is promising. In short, Bastards looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Bastards will arrive at a theater near you on January 27.
Source: Warner Bros
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Owen Wilson and Ed Helms currently have busy slates from now through the next year. Wilson will co-star in the upcoming heist comedy “Masterminds” due out at the end of September and Helms is currently filming “The One Percent,” a TV series created and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and the team behind “Birdman.” But the two of them are teaming up for a new comedy out next year about two brothers who discover that they’re father, previously thought to be dead, is actually alive and in the country somewhere. The film also stars Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Ving Rhames (“Pulp Fiction”), Katie Aselton (“The League”), Katt Williams (“The Boondocks”), and more. Watch the trailer below.
The film is the directorial debut of Lawrence Sher, who has previously served as the cinematographer on numerous successful comedies, »
- Vikram Murthi
You may not know the name Lawrence Sher, but you’ve almost definitely seen his work. He’s the cinematographer behind the Hangover films, as well as Garden State, Due Date, and the recent War Dogs. Now he’s stepping up to make his directorial debut with Bastards. Owen Wilson and Ed Helms lead the comedy as twins who’ve spent their lives believing their father […]
- Angie Han
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and three images for director Lawrence Sher’s upcoming comedy Bastards (titled Who’s Your Daddy? in the UK ) which stars Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Glenn Close and J.K. Simmons; check them out below…
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.
- Amie Cranswick
"Who your father is, or isn't, is totally irrelevant." Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for the comedy Bastards, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as fraternal twin brothers who go on a search for their father when their mother reveals she doesn't know who he really is. This is the feature directorial debut of a cinematographer who has worked on tons of comedies like The Hangover and The Dictator. Also starring Katie Aselton, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Glenn Close, Ving Rhames, Ryan Cartwright, Katt Williams, Retta and Bill Irwin. This looks like your standard goofy comedy with lots of dirty jokes. Here's the first official trailer for Lawrence Sher's Bastards, direct from WB's YouTube: Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers (Owen Wilson & Ed Helms) hit the road in order to find him. »
- Alex Billington
Two brothers go on a quest to find the father they always thought was dead in the first trailer for Bastards, arriving in theaters January 27, 2017. Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2) star in Alcon Entertainment's comedy Bastards, under the direction of Lawrence Sher. The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer, who had worked on The Hangover trilogy and, most recently, War Dogs, starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.
Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother 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. This R-rated comedy was originally in development at Paramount Pictures five years ago, before it shifted over to Warner Bros., »
After being a go-to cinematographer for a good amount of today’s comedies (The Hangover trilogy, I Love You, Man, Garden State), Lawrence Sher has now taken a different gig behind the camera: director. His debut as a helmer will be arriving early next year with Bastards, teaming two of his past collaborators, Ed Helms and Owen Wilson.
The Warner Bros. comedy follows them as brothers who only recently figured out their father in fact didn’t die when they were young, as their mother (Glenn Close) told them, but is alive and well, although unknown to them. With J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw playing potential fathers, the first trailer has now landed, which sells about as decent of a comedy as we can expect to receive in the early months of the year.
Check out the trailer below.
Bastards opens on January 27, 2017.
- Jordan Raup
Helms and Wilson play brothers whose mother Helen Baxter (portrayed Glenn Close) admits at her wedding that she stretched the truth about their father dying when they were young. “I’m not sure who your father was,” she adds.
“Talk about a blast from the past,” Bradshaw responds. “She damn near cost us the Super Bowl.”
Rhames says of the name Helen Baxter, “It does more than ring a bell.”
The film is rated R for language and sexual references throughout.
- Dave McNary
“I’ve always been interested in comedies with a little bit more on the bone than a lot of laughs and something that speaks with some emotional truth,” Lawrence Sher, a longtime cinematographer turned directors told USA Today. “Particularly as we reach middle age, we often look to our parents and our family as to what the hell went wrong here.”
A veteran who’s worked on comedies like “Garden State,” “War Dogs” and “The Dictator,” Sher’s transition from Dop to helmer is for “Bastards” a new “Wedding Crashers”/“The Hangover”—esque comedy starring Ed Helms, Owen Wilson and J.K.
- The Playlist
One of my favorite young actors, Miles Teller has been gaining steam as emerging A-lister over the last couple of years. This week, Teller is getting the same treatment that fellow near A-lister Jonah Hill got from me a few days ago from yours truly, in honor of their upcoming film War Dogs. Teller is very good in the film, as he pretty much always is, and even if it probably won’t launch his star any higher, it’s another interesting role in his quickly growing oeuvre. He deserves the attention, that’s for sure, so we’ll be showering him with it a bit more today… Once again for those of you who are curious, War Dogs is dramedy about two young men who became unlikely gun runners. It’s based on the true story of David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill), who inexplicably won a $300 million »
- Joey Magidson
I don’t think that Jonah Hill quite gets the appreciation that he deserves within the industry. Yes, he’s been cited by Oscar twice with Academy Award nominations in Best Supporting Actor (the first for Moneyball and the second for The Wolf of Wall Street) and has anchored a hugely successful comedy franchise, but still, he comes off as under-appreciated. Perhaps when he makes his directorial debut in a year or so that will change, but for now, he’s still underrated in my book. This week, he has a new film out in War Dogs, which could be another hit on his resume. He also has last week’s successful Sausage Party, an animated movie in which he is one of the voices. He certainly keeps busy, right? For those of you who are curious, War Dogs is dramedy about two young men who became unlikely gun runners. »
- Joey Magidson
Ryan Lambie Aug 22, 2016
Todd Phillips sits in a London hotel, feet up, coolly puffing away on his e-cigarette. He looks more like an American on holiday than a tired film director on the junket trail for his new movie, but Phillips has good reason to look content: the crime drama War Dogs is easily his best film in years.
A decidedly Scorsese-esque film based on a pair of Miami hustlers who make a fortune selling guns to the Us military, it has more than a few comic flourishes - as you’d expect from the director of Due Date and the Hangover trilogy - but War Dogs also has something serious and troubling to say about the way governments and corporations generate wealth through conflict. »
Based on a true story, War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.
- Movie Geeks
From director Todd Phillips comes War Dogs, a comedic drama based on true events, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Just in time for the Fourth of July, we have the new full-length trailer for this explosive thriller. We also have the just debuted one-sheet that celebrates 'Money, Corruption and the American Dream!' This could very well end up being this generation's Scarface.
War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military, a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not »
From director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) comes the action comedy War Dogs starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Moneyball”) and Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” the “Divergent” trilogy).
Based on a true story, War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military – a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.
- Michelle McCue
Back in May, we got our first look at director Todd Phillips' new movie Arms and the Dudes, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Today, Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer and poster, giving this true-life tale the new title War Dogs. This project marks the first from the production company Joint Effort, which was formed by director Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper, who can be spotted in the trailer during a casino scene.
Based on a true story, War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to »
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