An annual Christmas celebration gets turned upside down in the trailer for Love the Coopers, which gives us our first look at the immense and talented ensemble cast in this holiday movie. Diane Keaton and John Goodman star as the Cooper parents, with Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and Ed Helms portraying their children. As with many holiday gatherings, the Coopers' doesn't quite go according to plan.
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. The trailer reveals that this large family only gets together once per year over the Christmas holiday, giving us insight into their wildly different lives. Diane Keaton's Charlotte Cooper just wants their family to have wonderful Christmas memories, while her children want much different things.
Olivia Wilde's Eleanor has been having trouble finding the right guy, so she coerces a soldier (Jake Lacy) to pretend to be her boyfriend for just one night. Her sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is searching for the perfect gift, although she seems to have issues with shoplifting. Their brother Hank (Ed Helms) is a single dad, who is trying to get his daughter to break a hilariously inappropriate habit.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Anthony Mackie, Alan Arkin, Alex Borstein, June Squibb, Jon Tenney and Timothée Chalamet. Love the Coopers hits theaters on November 13, going up against Warner Bros.' The 33, Universal's By the Sea and Paramount's Rings at the box office. This family comedy will provide some nice counter-programming for a very diverse weekend in theaters.
Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) directs from a screenplay by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You). Along with the first trailer, we also have a new poster for Love the Coopers, which you can check out below this new footage. Do you think this could be the next big family movie to hit it big in theaters? Or will it crash and burn among the other holiday offerings?