Our first casting story for the comedy Get a Job was posted way back in January 2012, a full four years ago. The picture started production shortly thereafter, in March, with a fantastic ensemble cast made up of rising stars like Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Alison Brie, and a still-in-the-middle-of-Breaking–Bad Bryan Cranston. But after filming wrapped, the film sat on the shelf for a very, very long time. Now CBS Films and Lionsgate Premiere have finally decided to release this thing, and what better way to announce it’s coming with a debut trailer and poster?
Penned by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel and directed by Dylan Kidd, the once-timely comedy revolves around a group of twentysomethings who are struggling to make it in the real world, where the notion of “job security” is nonexistent and the prospect of finding work as someone fresh out of college is near impossible. Teller and Kendrick lead the cast as a romantic couple who share equally in the ups and downs of the job market, with a swell supporting cast that also includes Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ravi Patel, Jorge Garcia, and Nicholas Braun.
The film actually looks quite good, and I do wonder why it took so long to finally come out. It’s funny to look at the cast and think that when filming began, Teller was tackling his first leading role after promising turns in Footloose and Project X, with The Spectacular Now and Whiplash still on the horizon. And Kendrick was on the cusp of starring in six movies in 2012 alone—Pitch Perfect still wouldn’t come out for another five months.
Regardless, I’m glad Get a Job is finally getting released—and soon! The film opens in theaters and on VOD on March 25th. Take a look at the trailer and poster below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Get a Job:
Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this wickedly funny comedy about making it in the real world. Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family (Cranston), friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.