Universal Pictures has released a new NSFW red-band trailer for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. The entire creative team—including director Nicholas Stoller—from the excellent first film returns for the follow-up, which finds Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne’s characters now battling a sorority so they can sell their house. Neighbors was not only hilarious but also touched on some surprising themes, from challenging traditional “adulthood” to tackling the camaraderie of fraternity life with a surprising frankness and sincerity. Plus, Rose Byrne killed it. So yeah, you could say Neighbors 2 comes with some anticipation and maybe a bit of trepidation given that comedy sequels almost always pale in comparison to their predecessor.
But I have faith in the team involved here, and I’m enthused that most of the main cast is back. Byrne is a tremendous performer and any chance to see her shine in a leading role is a treat, and Zac Efron appears to be back in fine form as he allies with Rogen and Byrne’s characters this time around. The newcomers are led by Chloe Grace Moretz, with Dope standout Kiersey Clemons and Selena Gomez joining the ensemble.
Take a look at the very funny red-band trailer below. The film also stars Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Dave Franco, Jerrod Carmichael, Hannibal Buress, and Lisa Kudrow. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opens in theaters on May 20th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising:
Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.
Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw.
Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.