After dabbling in various different genres with much success these past few years, Simon Pegg finally returns to his comfort zone with the romantic comedy Man Up. The first trailer has arrived, which finds the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible 5 star attempting to woo Lake Bell, a favorite amongst the comedy nerd crowd for her work on Childrens' Hospital and her indie cult hit In a World.... Together, they'll attempt an unconventional romance.
Nancy (Lake Bell), is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she's exhausted by the circus. So when Jack (Simon Pegg) blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just goes with it. It's going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally Man Up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self...But will Jack also Man Up, and be able to get over her duplicity?
Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together. Check it out as Simon Pegg and Lake Bell show off their unique chemistry together, in UK theaters May 29. At this time, there is no U.S. release date, but we can expect to see it hit here before the end of the year, with a VOD release likely as well. Man Up will hold its Stateside premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.