What would you do if you found out something you knew to to be true for your entire life turned out to be one big lie? What if that lie helped form your personal and professional identity? What if your real dad has been football legend Terry Bradshaw all along? The upcoming comedy Bastards hopes to answer these questions and more.
Directed by Lawrence Sher (cinematographer for movies like Garden State and The Hangover), Bastards tells the story of, well, two bastards played by Owen Wilson and Ed Helms. The pair set out on a journey to find their real father after it comes to light their mother (Glenn Close) has been lying to them for their entire lives. As expected with road comedies, hilarity ensues as the two brothers track down their mother’s exes to see which one they can call “Dad.”
Sher seems to be taking the film in a Hangover-inspired direction, what with things like unlikely violent situations, a famous athlete playing himself, and Ed Helms being excitable. This definitely seems like the type of movie that can brighten up January box offices in 2017 when it’s set to be released. We’re excited to see Glenn Close in a new comedic role and it’s always a treat when J. K. Simmons stretches his comedy muscles (because we’re terrified of his real ones). If that weren’t enough, take into account the comedic capabilities of a cast rounded out by Bradshaw, Katie Aselton, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, Katt Williams, and Brian Huskey. With that many funny people involved, it’s sure to be a good time.
Are you excited for Bastards? Who do you think is the father? What’s the over/under on at it having at least one Maury Povich joke? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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