Warner Bros has released the first movie trailer for Hangover director Todd Phillips‘ next comedy Due Date. The film stars Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr in a buddy-comedy story which has been described as kinda Hangover meets Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The screenplay by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (with rewrites by Adam Sztykiel) has Galifianakis as a wannabe actor who becomes the companion to an expectant father / businessman (Downey) as they dash cross-country to (hopefully) arrive in time for the childbirth.
Robert Downey Jr has gone on record saying he thinks this might be “the second greatest movie” he’s ever made. Is it? Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. The pairing of Downey Jr and Galifianakis seems to have worked brilliantly. Downey is the perfect straight man to Galifianakis’ comic relief/foil.
In theatres on November 5
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland and Adam Sztykiel & Todd Phillips
Story by Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Scott Budnick, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Susan Downey
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Alan Arkin
Comedy. Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan–on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.