Warner Bros has released a red band movie trailer for the upcoming Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report on the film’s official website. Jody Hill‘s follow-up to the cult comedy The Foot Fist Way, which will premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin Texas in March. I have yet to see The Foot Fist Way but I’ve heard nothing but great things. Observe and Report seems like not your typical Seth Rogen comedy, more character based. As Rogen declares that “The World Needs a Fucking Hero” I can’t help but think this is the Anti-Paul Blart film. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
The dark comedy stars Seth Rogen as Ronnie Barnhardt, head of security at the Forest Ridge Mall who dreams of being a real cop. “His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won’t give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.” Anna Faris, Michael Pena and Ray Liotta co-star.
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Observer and Report hits theaters on April 10th 2009.