In a summer filled with so many blockbusters, there always tends to be a few smaller movies released as counter-programming for those uninterested in the big movies. Director Jonathan Levine of 50/50 has a new romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. The movie will be released at the beginning of May and is known as Long Shot. The film is about the U.S. Secretary of State (Theron) getting the idea to run for U.S. President. She persuades her old friend, played by Seth Rogen, to assist her with writing which ends up leading to an unlikely relationship between the two.
The first trailer for the romantic comedy just premiered on February 15th and showcased a good many humorous moments along with chemistry between the two leads. Seemingly, the rom-com will be a relatively easy watch. In spite of the film’s political nature, the goal of the movie, from what this trailer showcases, is more or less simple entertainment. Seth Rogen himself stated, “We wanted to make a movie that acknowledged the political realities we all live in without trying to make too heavy-handed directives”, regarding the film’s tonal direction. The film is meant to appeal to a wide audience. Therefore, its trailer and marketing are showcasing what seems to be a simple fun time.
The film is set to release on May 3, 2019, and will premier at SXSW Film Festival in March.
Full Trailer Below.