Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for James L. Brooks’ How Do You Know, a romantic comedy led by an impressive cast of Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, and Kathryn Hahn. The film centers on a love triangle between a professional baseball player (Wilson), a white collar executive (Rudd), and the object of their affection (Witherspoon). Check out the trailer after the jump.
Few men have quite the track record of Brooks, both in film (Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets) and television (Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, The Simpsons). Given that Brooks averages one film every five years as a director, many saw 2004′s Spanglish as a bit of a letdown, so it will be interesting to see how How Do You Know plays as a follow-up.
Likewise, the romantic triangle at the center of the film invites comparisons to Broadcast News, where:
- Paul Rudd = Albert Brooks
- Owen Wilson = William Hurt
- Reese Witherspoon = Holly Hunter
I can buy that — really like Rudd as the 2010 Albert Brooks. Although, Hurt has four more Oscar nominations than Wilson ever will.
How Do You Know opens December 17th. Click over to Yahoo! for HD.