The last poster that we got for Our Idiot Brother, the upcoming comedy led by Paul Rudd, wasn’t exactly the best thing we’ve ever seen, to put it nicely. But now HitFix have got the new poster for the film, and it’s looking much better.
We now get to see Rudd’s co-stars, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer, who play his sisters in the film, with Rudd clearly getting on their nerves just by being his laid-back self.
The film premiered at Sundance at the start of the year to some good reviews there and in case you missed it you can see a trailer here. To me, there aren’t that many comedians that have a great track record, but Rudd is certainly one of them. He’s been going from strength to strength over the past decade, following his break in Clueless, starring as Phoebe’s boyfriend and then husband in Friends, as well as taking supporting roles in a number of Judd Apatow-related movies, including Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and the upcoming Wanderlust opposite Jennifer Aniston and the next Apatow-directed feature, This Is Forty, a spin-off from Knocked Up.
In Our Idiot Brother, Rudd stars as Ned, an upbeat, laid-back guy that gets arrested when he sells cannabis to a police officer. After his release, he successively moves in with his sisters and manages to disrupt their lives and (hopefully) cause general comedic chaos for the family.
Banks, Deschanel, and Mortimer have of course all been rising to bigger and bigger recognition in recent years, and it’s great to see a comedy with such a good line-up like this. Also co-starring alongside them all will be Steve Coogan, who is a bit of a comedy genius, and Rashida Jones, who starred with Rudd in I Love You, Man and who played the junior lawyer defending Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network last year.
The film is directed by Jesse Peretz, who directed the Zach Braff-starrer, The Ex, a few years back, and who also has a number of great music video credits, including Foo Fighter’s Learn To Fly, which won him a Grammy Award in 2001. Currently scheduled to be released in the US on 26th August, and with no date scheduled for the UK, it looks like we may have to wait until its DVD/Blu-Ray release to catch this one, which is a shame. Without further ado though, here’s the new and improved poster. As usual, click to enlarge.