What am I doing with a whole day off from work? WATCHING TRAILERS of course! And if you’re any type of super-nerd like me, you’re wondering what yays or nays might be making their debut at Sundance in a month.
Fox Searchlight has just released the new trailer for Miguel Arteta’s (The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt, and Chuck and Buck) Cedar Rapids, starring The Office’s Ed Helms in his first leading role. According to Obsessed With Film, out of several roles offered to Helms post The Hangover, this is the one he’s chosen as his shot at the big time.
You can view the trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis from Fox:
To call insurance agent Tim Lipper (Ed Helms), “naive” is a gross understatement. He’s never left his small hometown. He’s never stayed at a hotel. And he’s never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional.
Arteta’s last few movies were just okay for me, but his intimate and disturbingly sincere Chuck and Buck will always hold a special place in my heart. Going by the trailer, his new film looks a little formulaic in my opinion–but we’ll see.
Cedar Rapids hits theatres February 11th, 2011.