Zooey Deschanel in Gigantic

Zooey Deschanel has been described as a quirky Meg Ryan with indie sensibilities and big, beautiful blue eyes that make me want to skinny dip in her skull… To be honest, she hadn’t been described that way until I just said it, but what’s done is done and there’s no turning back now. And lest anyone think I’m slamming Deschanel by comparing her to Meg Ryan, remember that once upon a time Ryan was the reigning queen of smart and funny romantic comedies. When Harry Met Sally, French Kiss, Addicted To Love, etc. Then she met Russell Crowe on the set of 2000’s Proof Of Life and her career has been swirling counter-clockwise ever since.

The point of my rambling intro is that Deschanel seems to be working hard to attain the title of the new rom-com queen, albeit with an indiosyncratic twist. The upcoming (and awesome looking) 500 Days Of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks to be the best the genre has to offer in 2009, she ended last year with Jim Carrey in Yes Man, and who can forget the love-filled laughter of last year’s The Happening? First Independent Pictures has just released the trailer for Zooey’s newest movie, Gigantic… and it’s an unconventional story about oddballs in love, mattresses, and Chinese babies. Check it out.

Yes, that was the hysterical Zack Galifianakis on screen for a split second. Hopefully his role in the film is a bit longer than that. He’s joined in the cast by Paul Dano, John Goodman, and Ed Asner, and the movie is co-written/directed by Matt Aselton in his debut. Gigantic is due for release on April 3rd.

What do you think of the trailer? Is it wrong that I want to make love to Zooey’s eyeballs?


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