20th Century Studios has released the first trailer for holiday friends. The upcoming comedy is set to stream internationally on Hulu as well as Star and Disney+ in the US this summer. The cast was led by John Cena (F9, Blockers) and Lil Ril Howery (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah) studio describes it as “raw and shoddy comedy”. Based on what we’re seeing in the trailer, that’s what it sounds like.
holiday friends The trailer begins with a lovely wedding, which is then crashed, literally, by a wild couple who were apparently not invited to attend the otherwise quiet festivities. We find out that these Wedding Crashers recently met the bride and groom on a vacation in Mexico, where they all let loose with each other. So, they thought it was perfectly fine to come to the wedding uninvited. As one can imagine, from there comes the hijinks and chaos.
Along with returning WWE Superstars and fan-favorite comedians as headliners, the cast also includes Yvonne Orji (unsafe, night school), Meredith Hagner (Find Party, Palm Springs), Robert Wisdom (Alienists, Bowlers), Andrew Bachelor (babysitter, holiday) and Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf, Medea’s family reunion) Clay Tarver (silicon Valley) is in the director’s chair. The film was written by Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen, Clay Tavar, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daly. Todd Garner (tag, play with fire) and Timothy M. Bourne (Love, Simon, the hate you give) Steve Pink and Sean Robbins serve as producers, while also serving as executive producers.
This will be the first film from 20th century studios to release globally on Hulu and Disney+, which is a big deal for Disney. The massive merger with Fox in 2019, which cost Disney more than $70 billion, was largely seen as a way to boost the studio’s streaming profile. It has definitely worked well so far.
holiday friends Straight-on Marcus and Emily (Lil Ril Howery, Yvonne Orji) center on it. They befriend the wild and thrill-seeking Ron and Kayla (john cena, Meredith Hagner) at a resort in Mexico. While in the moment, the typically level-headed couple breaks loose to enjoy a week of fun and frolic with their new friends. After months of running on the wild side, Marcus and Emily are horrified when Ron and Kayla come to their wedding uninvited. This creates chaos and proves that what happens on vacation doesn’t always last on vacation.
It’s unclear why Disney ultimately decided to have a Hulu streaming release for it. Looking at the cast involved, it looks like it could be a good shot at theaters. At least on paper. But in the streaming age, something like this may be better suited to the subscriber base rather than tossing it out for box office dollars. A poster of the film has also been released, which we have included for your viewing. holiday friends From 20th Century Studio arrives August 27th. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.
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