Columbia has released the first clip for 30 Minutes or Less. The excerpt focuses on the teacher played by Aziz Ansari, here in his first starring role in a feature. It captures Ansari’s talent for portraying likeable arrogance by mining the comedic gold that is being mean to kids. Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, and Dilshad Vadsaria also star in director Ruben Fleischer’s follow-up to Zombieland. 30 Minutes or Less opens on August 12. Watch the clip after the jump.
MTV premiered the clip as part of their “Sneak Peek Week” leading up to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
For more on 30 Minutes or Less, check out our set visit coverage:
- 30 MINUTES OR LESS Set Visit Recap and Video Blog
- Director Ruben Fleischer On Set Interview 30 MINUTES OR LESS
- Aziz Ansari and Dilshad Vadsaria On Set Interview 30 MINUTES OR LESS
- Danny McBride and Nick Swardson On Set Interview 30 MINUTES OR LESS
- Jesse Eisenberg On Set Interview 30 MINUTES OR LESS
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