Screen Gems has released the first Wedding Ringer trailer after debuting images last night. The comedy centers on an introverted yet successful tech entrepreneur (Josh Gad) who hires the owner of The Best Man Inc. (Kevin Hart) to be the perfect best man and throw a killer wedding party. I don’t know that this will be my cup of tea, but I think this has the makings of a January hit. And I have a weird sort of admiration for a movie that lights the grandmother on fire.
Olivia Thirlby, Kaley Cuoco, Jorge Garcia, Affion Crockett, and Aaron Takahashi also star in The Wedding Ringer, directed by Jeremy Garelick. The Wedding Ringer opens January 16, 2015. Watch the Wedding Ringer trailer after the break.
Jimmy provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug, a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.