The first trailer has been released for The Wedding Ringer, an upcoming comedy starring Josh Gad and Kevin Hart. Hart plays a guy who has made a business out of posing as the best man for groomsmen without friends. Gad plays one of these groomsmen. It’s all light and easy here; a pretty safe plot and likeable cast. Hart is proving to be movie gold in the U.S., with Think Like a Man Too topping the box-office. While we can expect this one to be a financial hit as well, we’re hoping it’s funnier than the trailer suggests.
The Wedding Ringer also stars Olivia Thirlby, Kaley Cuoco, Jorge Garcia, Affion Crockett, and Aaron Takahashi.
Official synopsis for The Wedding Ringer:
Jimmy provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug, a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
ETA: USA – 16 January, 2015.