During the Super Bowl last night, studios spent $5 million apiece for 30-second ads to promote some of this year's biggest movies, such as X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War. After the game, CBS aired special episodes of talk shows Late Show with Stephen Colbert, followed by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where 20th Century Fox decided to debut the first look at another movie, the summer comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Host James Corden welcomed guests Zac Efron, Adam DeVine and Anna Kendrick to the show, and after their appearance, fans got to see the first trailer
The story centers on hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron), who place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo who join them on their adventure. This comedy is slated to hit theaters July 8, going up against the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets.
While it doesn't have much direct competition, this animated comedy is sandwiched between a number of high-profile projects. Opening one week earlier on July 1 is The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge 3, while Ghostbusters, La La Land and The Lake open on July 15. We'll have to wait and see how this comedy will fare amid this competition in the month of July.
The supporting cast includes Stephen Root, Sugar Lyn Beard, Mary Holland, Alice Wetterlund and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams as herself. Jake Szymanski makes his feature directorial debut with Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, after directing several short films and episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Bad Judge. He's directing from a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, the writing team behind the comedy hit Neighbors and this year's sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
With this stellar cast in place, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates could very well end up being one of this summer's surprise hits at the box office. Will you be heading to your local theater to check out this comedy on July 8? Let us know what you think, after checking out the first outlandish trailer for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.