It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week, and it's only a week out from its national release, but The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, has a new red band trailer out. Five-Year Engagement reunites Forgetting Sarah Marshall's director Nicholas Stoller with Segel — the pair once again collaborated on the script. And with Judd Apatow on board as co-producer, raunchy hijinks are a given.
In the film, Segel and Blunt play Tom and Violet, a San Francisco couple who put their wedding on hold after Blunt gets a job offer in another state. Blunt appears to be her usual charming self, with Segel resuming his well-practiced everyman role. There's an interesting wrinkle, though: instead of the birthday suit of Sarah Marshall, here we get Segel in a pink bunny suit, along with some questionable facial-hair choices. In preparing for the film, Stoller watched movies like Annie Hall, Broadcast News, and When Harry Met Sally, with the latter's influence apparent in the scene involving Segel's poorly-faked orgasm.
The cast includes Chris Pratt (who, I'm sorry, in my mind can be nothing but cartoonishly dumb), Alison Brie (with a British accent), Rhys Ifans, Kevin Hart (offering a unique Middle East peace plan), David Paymer (remember him?), Brian Posehn, and Chris Parnell. Expect awkward honesty in a more relatable rom-com, with a blessed lack of Muppets.