Jenna Fischer searches for love in all the wrong places and Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine are troubled siblings in two new trailers for two adult dramas you may not have heard of, but have been released this week for your viewing pleasure. They both look pretty good for those in the mood for more adult-oriented romantic comedy fare, which probably explains why neither one stars Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl.
“People Like Us” finds Chris Pine playing a man tasked with delivering $150,000 of his deceased father’s fortune to the sister he has never met. Elizabeth Banks plays the sister and Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars as the mother. Also starring Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Mark Duplass, Jon Morgan Woodward, Devin Brochu, and Barbara Eve Harris. It opens June 29, 2012.
Alex Kurtzman, who along with his buddy Roberto Orci, have written some of the biggest slambang big-budget Hollywood studio films of the last few years (including “Star Trek” and the “Transformers” movies), makes his directorial debut on the film. Obviously you don’t get this cast without having been a player in Hollywood for a while. The film looks decent enough, though.
In “Giant Mechanical Man”, “The Office’s” Jenna Fischer steps out of the office to play a slightly kooky young woman who gets fired and then falls in love with a dude who covers himself in silver paint and plays a “robot” on the streets. Topher Grace co-stars as a douchey inspirational speaker. Despite all the kookiness going on, it actually looks very good.
Co-starring Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk, Rich Sommer, Travis Schuldt, Sean Gunn, John Cabrera, Nick Holmes, and directed by Lee Kirk, who is making his directorial debut.
No word on a 2012 release date yet.