Universal has released the first trailer for Good Boys, which is not age appropriate for those the actual age of the cast—a fact made hilariously clear in an intro for the trailer in which producer Seth Rogen explains to the young cast members that they’re not allowed to watch this trailer, even though they’re in the actual movie. The R-rated comedy follows 12-year-old friends Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) who accidentally destroy the drone belonging to Max’s dad (Will Forte) and get wrapped up in a string of misadventures as they try to replace it before Max’s dad gets home.
This trailer is extremely funny, and while the film will obviously draw comparisons to Superbad, it’s actually fairly apt. That movie was written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg and based on their experiences in high school, whereas Good Boys—which was written by The Office alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (the latter of whom directs)—was inspired by what it’s like to be a young pre-teen on the cusp of adolescence. The young cast here looks to be terrific, and I can’t wait to see these R-rated shenanigans with a big audience in a crowded theater.
Check out the Good Boys red-band trailer below. The film opens in theaters on August 16th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Good Boys:
Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys.
After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.
But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).