In what may be the strangest cast I’ve seen in a while, we’ve got the red band trailer for Father Figures. The story of two brothers, Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, who discover that their mother, Glenn Close, was rather promiscuous in her day and that their fathers may be one of four people: J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, or Christopher Walken.
Besides the plethora of questions that opens up… how do you cast Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as fraternal twins? In real life, Wilson is five years older than Helms. Luke Wilson, Owen’s actual brother, is only two years younger and might’ve been easier to believe as a twin. The trailer shows the type of humorous situations that you’d expect in this kind of movie, finding out their potential fathers are quirky. Oh, and Bradshaw plays himself in this. So at least they get to hangout with an NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback.
The film is written by Justin Malin, who did Office Christmas Party and is attached to Sherlock Holmes 3. It’s directed by Lawrence Sher who was the cinematographer on the Hangover movies. This is his directorial debut.
Father Figures opens December 22nd. The trailer is red band for language and sexual descriptions… of their mother.