Known for being veterans in the comedy field, Owen Wilson (Zoolander 2) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) return to the big screen next year for what looks set to be one of the funniest films of 2018, Father Figures. This week, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK revealed a brilliant new trailer for the movie, which you can check out below:
Wilson and Helms slip into the roles of Kyle and Peter Reynolds respectively; a pair of brothers who were raised by their eccentric mother (Glenn Close) to believe that their father had died when they were young. Discovering that this was a lie however, the pair set out to discover the truth behind their parentage, learning more than their mother ever thought or wanted them to find out.
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible), Harry Shearer (The Simpsons) and June Squibb (Nebraska) all also star.
The film also marks the directorial debut on Lawrence Sher, who’s previously served as a cinematographer on such comedy classics as The Hangover. He directs from a screenplay by Justin Malen (Office Christmas Party), with Ivan Reitman (Up In The Air), Ali Bell (Draft Day), Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (The Blindside) all producing.
Tom Pollock, Scott Parish, Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton and Timothy M. Bourne all serve as executive producers for the flick.
Father Figures looks to turn the idea of searching for your father – who you long thought dead – on its head, making it not a tragic and emotional journey throughout, but one that can get audiences laughing with every twist and turn.
“I’m not sure who your father was,” the siblings’ mother explains. “Back then, monogamy was not our top priority.”
Going out to search for him, they come across Simmons’ character, but he’s quick to dismiss the pair: “There’s no way those jackasses are my kids.”
Whether or not the two ever come face-to-face with their real father remains to be seen, but whatever the end result, we’re sure the pathway to that point will be full of big laughs and memorable moments. We can’t wait to see it.
Father Figures comes to cinemas across the UK on February 16, 2018.