The first trailer for the family comedy The Oranges has been released. The film centers on two families who are both best friends and neighbors. Their tight relationship is strained when it’s discovered that the father of one family (Hugh Laurie) is having an affair with the grown daughter of the other family (Leighton Meester). The film looks like a pretty great comedy, and Allison Janney is unsurprisingly fantastic. The cast—which includes Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Alia Shawkat. and Adam Brody—has great chemistry, and director Julian Farino appears to have crafted a solid comedy.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The Oranges opens later this year.
Leighton Meester has been spotted joining the cast of The Oranges, an indie dramatic comedy also co-starring Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener. The plot, another variation of the May-December romance theme that has struck critical gold recently with An Education and Crazy Heart, has Laurie’s character entering a relationship with the daughter (Meester) of Keener’s character. Their romance has unforeseen consequences, both dramatic and comedic. The script is from relative newcomers Jay Reiss and Ian Helfer but the direction is in the hands of veteran sitcom director Julian Farino (Entourage, The Office). Though Meester has a relatively thin filmography, the inclusion of solid performers like Laurie and Keener should make this film one to watch out for. [Variety]