Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) returns to helm the follow-up, which finds Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Ike Barinholtz, and Carla Gallo all reprising their roles as they battle an opponent even more formidable than a fraternity: a sorority.
Once you get past that they’re doing what appears to be the exact same plot as the first movie (we have to get rid of our terrible, Greek-system neighbor!) and even bringing back the airbag joke, there are some pretty good gags in here. I like watching these actors work together, and it’s a premise that hasn’t worn out its welcome yet. While comedy sequels are tough, hopefully Neighbors 2 will still be a fun ride.
Check out the trailer below along with some new images. Written by Rogen, Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen, and Brendan O’Brien, the film also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, 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.