O.M.G! I can barely contain my excitement! Today Netflix released a coming attractions trailer which gave viewers an exclusive sneak peek at a brand new comedy written by the talented pair of Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris. You People is directed by Barris, which Netflix reports will be his feature film directorial debut. You People has a star-studded cast filled with comedic greats Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), David Duchovny (The X-files), Rhea Perlman (Cheers), Deon Cole (Black-ish), and none other than the legendary Eddie Murphy. The Netflix original will also feature the talents of La La Anthony, Andrew Schulz, Lauren London, and Nia Long.
What We Know About Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris Comedy
The Netflix trailer for coming attractions, which was tweeted along with the caption “New Year. New movies”, featured a lineup of exciting upcoming movie trailers with Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Gosling, Jamie Foxx, Mark Whalberg, Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, Jason Mamoa, and Queen Latifah. The 2:58 trailer treated us to small glimpses of You People, including shared screen time between Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy, who share a funny moment during a game of streetball.
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According to IMDB, You People will tell the story of “ a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations, and generational differences.” Glimpses from the trailer insinuate that Jonah Hill and Lauren London will play the role of the starring couple. The trailer also features an awkward dinner scene reminiscent of the 1960s classic Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, featuring a smiling Nia Long and a praying Eddie Murphy facing a confused Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny. No other info, including a release date, is currently available.
As a fan of comedy, I can’t wait to see the hilarious dynamics between the star-studded cast and witness the results of the combined wits of Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill. I’m sure comedy fans will be in for a real treat. Follow @thenerdstash on Twitter for more info on upcoming Netflix releases.