Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, where it received rave reviews from critics and audience members alike, Annapurna Pictures has released the wildly over-the-top first trailer for Boots Riley’s upcoming sci-fi fantasy comedy Sorry to Bother You and, uh, it definitely looks interesting (to say the least).
According to the film’s official synopsis, Lakeith Stanfield stars here as Cassius Green, a telemarketer living in an alternate present-day version of Oakland who discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. What is that key, you ask? Using his “white voice” while trying to sell things to people over the phone.
As you could probably tell from the trailer, that’s not actually Stanfield doing the talking when his character goes into white guy mode—the recognizable dubbed voice you hear is actually that of Arrested Development star David Cross.
Despite looking bonkers as hell, I’m certainly curious to see how Riley’s ambitious satirical comedy plays out, especially since it features quite an impressive cast that also includes Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, and Danny Glover. Sorry to Bother You opens in theaters on July 6.
The riveting new trailer for ‘First Man’ features an iconic speech from President John F. Kennedy
Fresh off its premieres at Venice and Toronto in recent weeks, Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, which finds the Oscar-winning director reteaming with his La La Land star Ryan Gosling for one of the biggest contenders of the awards season.
Based on James R. Hansen’s prizewinning 2005 book, First Man tells the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land on the moon, focusing on Armstrong’s life between the years of 1961 and 1969, and explores the sacrifices and the cost, on both Armstrong and on the nation, of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
What makes this new trailer so effective is that it doesn’t use any dialogue from the film (save for Gosling’s recreation of Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon at the very end), but rather President John F. Kennedy’s infamous 1962 “We choose to go to the moon” speech while it showcases some jaw-dropping imagery from the film.
Also notable about our latest look at the film is the presence of the American flag, featured in several shots throughout the trailer, which is certainly not a coincidence after some in conservative media and politics manufactured outrage earlier this month spreading a false claim that the flag had been omitted from the movie.
Written by Spotlight and The Post scribe Josh Singer, First Man also stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Patrick Fugit, Corey Stoll, and Kyle Chandler, and will open in theaters and IMAX on October 12. You can check out the newly released trailer below.
A new ‘Beautiful Boy’ trailer has Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell coming for their Oscars
Amazon Studios has released a new trailer for Felix Van Groeningen’s upcoming addiction drama Beautiful Boy, an adaptation of the best-selling pair of memoirs written by David and Nic Sheff. The film stars Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet and premiered to relatively positive reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
According to the film’s official synopsis, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Chalamet plays Nic Sheff, a meth-addicted young man, while Carell plays David Sheff, the father struggling to understand his son’s addiction.
Chalamet, who became the youngest Best Actor in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards for his outstanding performance in last year’s incredibly moving gay coming-of-age tale Call Me by Your Name, will undoubtedly earn another Oscar nomination next year for Beautiful Boy, as will Carell, as evidenced by the pull quotes that so frequently show up in the new trailer.
“It will be different just by way of the subject matter, it’s heavy, heavy stuff in such a way that Call Me Your Name isn’t,” Chalamet told Josh Horowitz on an episode of MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast last December. “It’s not an upper of a film,” he added.
Beautiful Boy also stars Golden Globe-winner Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, who starred opposite Carell on the hit TV series The Office for a number of seasons, as Vicki Sheff, Nic’s mother. The film will hit theaters next month on October 12. You can check out the newly released trailer below.
A new trailer for ‘The Grinch’ has Benedict Cumberbatch plotting to steal Christmas from Whoville
Illumination and Universal Pictures have released a new trailer for The Grinch, a new animated take on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The film features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular scrooge, Ariel Winter as Cindy Lou Hou, Angela Lansbury as the Mayor of Whoville, and Pharell Williams as the story’s narrator.
The latest trailer for the film further reveals how the Grinch and his band of misfits, which includes his loyal dog Max and a lackadaisical reindeer, plan to steal Christmas after the Whos declare they are going to make the holiday three times bigger this year. As you could probably imagine, though, things don’t exactly go according to plan.
The trailer for the film also offers a preview of “I am the Grinch,” the original song written and performed by Tyler, the Creator, who also collaborated with composer Danny Elfman for a new version of the classic Christmas song and iconic Grinch theme “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
Written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow, The Grinch was directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney and also features the voices of Rashida Jones, Keenan Thompson, and Cameron Seely in unspecified roles. The film will open in theaters just in time for the holidays on November 9. You can check out the newly released trailer below.