The Seth Rogen brand has fit snugly into the world of SXSW and the actor-writer-producer-director has now returned to the festival with more than one project. Following this week’s premiere of Long Shot (our review), co-starring Charlize Theron, tonight brings the world premiere of one of his other summer comedies, Good Boys. Following a group of kids who go to great lengths to get their drone back, the first red band trailer has now arrived.
Clearly gunning for a new Superbad for the younger set, while still employing the same level of raunch, the trailer begins with a fun gag from Rogen himself before getting to actual footage. Directed by The Office and Bad Teacher writer Gene Stupnitsky, stars Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams certainly look to be having a blast here in the late-summer comedy.
See the trailer and poster below.
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).
Good Boys opens on August 16.