The new stoner comedy High School, directed by newcomer John Stalberg, was met with rave reviews at its premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. However, Sundance buzz can only get you so far, and sadly, most people remain unfamilar or unexcited about the eventual September release. Hopefully that will change with the recent release (just in time for 4/20) of an amazing, albeit cryptic, new trailer.
*NSFW unless you have headphones*
Basically, while it doesn’t reveal anything about the film, the trailer is a great display of Adrien Brody (King Kong, The Brothers Bloom) acting insane as the seemingly Clint Eastwood inspired stoner Psycho Ed. I’m sure some may want a bit more tangible information, but personally, it only cements my continually building anticipation. However, in case you do want to know more, here is the IMDB plot description.
“A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian’s first hit of pot. With his college scholarship at stake, he enlists the school’s biggest stoner to help nullify the results of the screening – by getting the entire student body high.”
In addition to Brody, it will also be starring The Shield’s Michael Chiklis as the high school principal. Though I’m sure it won’t be topping any weekly box office lists, I see potential for it becoming a new stoner classic, right up there with Linklater’s cult comedy Dazed and Confused.
Be sure to tell us what you think about High School and the new trailer in the comments section!