Universal Pictures has provided us with the trailer, photo gallery and poster for Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller’s next comedy, Get Him to the Greek, which spins off the character of Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). And well, it’s pretty damned funny. The film centers around a junior talent manager (Jonah Hill) who has Snow placed in his custody for a few days, with the simple task of getting him to his big anniversary show at the Greek Theatre. In an effort to please his tyrannical boss (played by Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs), he tries to play it straight. But as we found out in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, that clearly won’t work.
Sure, it’s a contrived and glossy comedy. But with Judd Apatow producing, Jason Segel writing and Nicolas Stoller co-writing and directing, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are layers of laughs. These guys delivered pretty well with Sarah Marshall, and even then it was clear that Snow was the most interesting character of the lot. Also, Russell Brand essentially playing himself seems to always pay off. Lucky guy. There is also an excellent supporting cast at play here — and I’m not talking about celebrities like Katy Perry, Pink and Christina Aguilera (although they are all in there) — I’m talking about Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, Knowing‘s Rose Byrne and Aziz Ansari. That’s not too shabby.
The new trailer and a set of brand new images (and a poster) are below. Get Him to the Greek is in theaters June 4, 2010.
Get ready to get down and dirty with British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand)! Aldous was once a brilliant musician, but now his star power is starting to fade, and he’s in desperate need of a comeback. Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is instructed by his record mogul boss, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), to fly to London and escort Aldous Snow to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre for the opening night of his comeback tour – and of course, it’s no easy task!
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