Universal has released a new trailer for Larry Crowne. Co-written, directed by and starring Tom Hanks, the story centers on a laid-off middle-aged man (Hanks) who goes back to college and strikes up a relationship with one of his professors (Julia Roberts). The new trailer is fairly similar to the first one that was released, but we do get a look at a pitch-perfect George Takei as an Economics professor. Hanks’ previous directorial effort, That Thing You Do!, is fantastic, and he’s assembled a top-notch cast here for what looks to be some nice light-hearted relief in the middle of a summer full of blockbusters and “Kevin James babysits a cat” comedies.
Hanks and Roberts are joined in the film by Bryan Cranston, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer and Rami Malek. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Larry Crowne hits theaters July 1st.
Here’s the new trailer (via Tom Hanks’ Twitter):
Here’s the official synopsis:
Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today’s recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Written by: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman