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Owen Wilson & Ed Helms Unite as Brothers in Bastards Trailer

By Brian Gallagher — September 15th, 2016

Two brothers go on a quest to find the father they always thought was dead in the first trailer for Bastards, arriving in theaters January 27, 2017. Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2) star in Alcon Entertainment's comedy Bastards, under the direction of Lawrence Sher. The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer, who had worked on The Hangover trilogy and, most recently, War Dogs, starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.

Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know. This R-rated comedy was originally in development at Paramount Pictures five years ago, before it shifted over to Warner Bros., which debuted this new trailer on YouTube.

Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) stars as the twins' mother, Helen, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw (Failure to Launch) join the cast as potential father figures. Rounding out the cast are comedian Katt Williams, Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), Kate Aselton (TV's The League), and Ving Rhames (the Mission Impossible films). The cast is rounded out by Retta, Bill Irwin and Ryan Cartwright.

Lawrence Sher directs from a screenplay by Justin Malen (Bad Teacher 2). Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (The Blindside) are producing, along with, from the Montecito Picture Company, Academy Award nominee Ivan Reitman, (Up in the Air), Tom Pollock (Draft Day), and Ali Bell (Draft Day). Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles are executive producing. Sher's behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography John Lindley (St. Vincent) and production designer Stephen H. Carter (art director on Birdman: or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Scheduled for release on January 27, 2017, the film is an Alcon Entertainment presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company. The movie will go up against Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog's Purpose and The Lake in its January release date. This film has been rated R for language and sexual references throughout. Along with the first trailer, we have new photos with Bastards stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw.

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