Lionsgate has released the first Long Shot trailer. The upcoming comedy from Jonathan Levine (The Night Before) follows the unlikely romance between a hard-hitting political writer (Seth Rogen) who reunites with his first crush, who also happens to the current U.S. Secretary of State (Charlize Theron).
The romcom genre has been making a comeback of sorts recently, and Long Shot looks to be very much in that vein. There’s the R-rated humor teased that you would expect from a comedy starring Rogen and Theron, but also a tinge of sweetness and genuine heart throughout—which is something Levine has excelled at with films like 50/50 and Warm Bodies. I’m even getting a bit of a Dave vibe here, and in this house we stan for Dave very hard. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to this.
Check out the Long Shot trailer below. The film opens May 3rd and also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael, and Ravi Patel.
Here’s the official synopsis for Long Shot:
He’s a hard-hitting political writer with a talent for trouble. She’s the country’s top diplomat with a talent for…well, everything. When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush who also happens to be the current US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a surprise run for the Oval Office, Charlotte hires Fred to punch up her campaign speeches and their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world affair. But Fred’s carefree indiscretions, past and present, could bring down her campaign before it even begins. The film redefines “international relations” with a profane, funny and unexpected love.
From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of outrageous comedy hits including SAUSAGE PARTY, NEIGHBORS franchise, and KNOCKED UP, LONG SHOT also features O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Den of Thieves, Straight Outta Compton), Andy Serkis (Black Panther, Planet of the Apes), June Diane Raphael (The Disaster Artist, Grace & Frankie), Ravi Patel (TV’s Master of None) and Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s Big Little Lies and The Legend of Tarzan).