Senior Year Trailer: Rebel Wilson Wants Her Prom Queen Crown

With her "Pitch Perfect" college experience behind her, Rebel Wilson has returned to trade in her microphone for ... pom poms. Wilson stars in the upcoming Netflix film "Senior Year," a movie that dares to ask the most nightmarish question you've never pondered: what if high school never ended? Believe it or not, this is the premise of a comedy not a horror movie, starring Rebel Wilson as a former cheerleader who heads back into her high school halls as a 37-year-old woman, determined to regain her status and claim the gilded prom queen crown. Why anyone would return to high school as an adult is truly baffling, yet movies have been embracing this premise for ages. Like "Never Been Kissed," "Billy Madison" and "21 Jump Street" before it, 'Senior Year" sees an adult woman reliving her high school days for our amusement and hopefully, learning an important lesson along the way.

"Senior Year" comes from prolific TV director, Alex Hardcastle, who has spent years helming beloved comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Grace and Frankie," "Parks & Recreation," and "The Office." The script comes from Arthur Pielli ("Ghost Team One") and Brandon Scott Jones ("Isn't It Romantic," "Ghosts"), who previously proved his comedy writing chops with the HBO Max original, "The Other Two." Already in some very experienced-in-hilarity hands, the film is of course led by Rebel Wilson, who's joined by Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, and Chris Parnell. You can check out the trailer below.

Senior Year trailer

Back in 2002 —a time that was stamped with NSYNC and "Clueless" posters — Stephanie (Wilson) was the most popular girl in school. She had checked almost all the '90s It-Girl boxes by becoming captain of the cheerleading squad and dating the quarterback. All she had left was to win her prom queen crown, but before she could get everything she ever dreamed of, fate stepped in to tear it away. And by fate, I mean some really bad coordination: a cheerleading accident gone wrong leads Stephanie to topple off the top of the squad pyramid and wind up in a coma. When she finally wakes, 20 years have passed. The logical next step is probably hiring a very good therapist to help her adjust to adult life and move on — but let's be honest, Stephanie isn't really an adult, is she? She may present as 37, but she still had the mind and priorities of an 18-year-old. So what does she think is her next big step? Becoming prom queen, of course! 

Get ready for some "13 Going On 30" adjacent hijinks as this teen stuck in an adult body learns some big life lessons and wanders into ridiculous situations. While going from 2002 to 2022, means she's missing a lot of cultural knowledge, the trailer hints that Stephanie will do her best to adapt to her new high school reality, in a desperate attempt to win popularity. Best of all, it doesn't look like "Senior Year" is primed to harp on kids these days. The fact that Gen-Zers are more accepting and don't have the same version of popularity that '90s teen movies hammered into Stephanie's head is heralded as a positive and will probably go a long way in helping Stephanie accept her new life.

"Senior Year" arrives to Netflix on May 13, 2022. Here's the synopsis, per Netflix:

After a cheerleader (Rebel Wilson) falls off a pyramid and into a 20 year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.