With writer/director Nicholas Stoller’s Get Him to the Greek opening June 4, Universal has released 8 clips from the comedy and they’ve also given us almost 9 minutes of behind the scenes footage (B-Roll) from when they were shooting. With the abundance of coverage we’ve given the film over the past month, hopefully you know a lot about the movie. Here’s some links for those just joining the party: the red band and green band trailers, my set report, a bunch of new images, on set interviews with Jonah Hill, writer/director Nicholas Stoller, and Russell Brand.
Anyway, I got to see the movie a few days ago but Universal has a very strict embargo – so I can’t tell you what I thought of the film. I don’t even think they want me telling you I saw the movie. So even if I laughed a lot while watching, I couldn’t tell you. Sorry. All I can do is offer you the clips and B-roll. Hit the jump to check it out:
Here’s the official synopsis for Get Him to the Greek:
Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill and Russell Brand with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller in the story of a record company executive with three days to drag an uncooperative rock legend to Hollywood for a comeback concert. The comedy is the latest film from producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People).
Aaron Green (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 24-year-old has been given a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. His record mogul boss, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), gives him one warning: “The artist is the worst person on Earth. Turn your back on him at your own peril.”
British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is a brilliant musician, but due to a bad break up and nose-diving career, has fallen off the wagon and is now a drunken disaster. Weary of “yes men” and scared he’s entered the “greatest hits” moment in his career, Snow’s in the midst of a nihilistic downward spiral. When he learns his true love, model/pop star Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), is in Los Angeles, Aldous makes it his quest to win her back…right before kick-starting his world domination.
As the countdown to the concert begins, one innocent young man must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound… all while trying to remain faithful to his med student girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss). He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
All the clips are in the player below. Once you push play you might have to watch some pre-roll and then all the clips will play in order. Sorry about the pre-roll, it pays for the bandwidth.
8 Movie Clips