Seriously, if you aren’t laughing your ass off at everything in this international trailer for Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” (it’s sort of like the domestic one, plus a couple of new scenes, I think), then you’re a lost cause, because “Tropic Thunder” looks like it has the potential to be the funniest damn thing to come down this well-lubed pipe called Hollywood since the guys in suits figured out they could make a movie about a dead guy who two douche bags dress up and use to get in strip clubs and bars and what have you. And if the finished product doesn’t turn out nearly as hilarious (“Zoolander”, anyone?), then hey, there should be a chuckle here or there just watching Robert Downey Jr. play a guy who is playing a guy in a movie. Righteous, man.
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, and Jay Baruchel, and directed by Ben Stiller. It’s been confirmed that Tom Cruise has a cameo as a fat dude. Also, look for cameos by The Shirtless One, aka Matthew McConaughey and Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire.
Get back in The Shit August 15.
More Tropic fun via a mockumentary: