Last week, we brought you the first poster for The Oranges, with the unlikely and very promising pairing of Hugh Laurie (House) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) in the leads, and now we can do you one better with the film’s trailer debut.

And it’s brilliant. Starring alongside Laurie and Meester will be Alia Shawkat, Adam Brody, Allison Janney, Oliver Platt, and Catherine Keener, filling out an already brilliant cast.

“David and Paige Ostroff (Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Walling (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester), newly broken up with her fiancé Ethan (Sam Rosen), returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling (Adam Brody), which would please both families, it’s her parents’ best friend David who captures Nina’s attention.

When the connection between Nina and David becomes undeniable, everyone’s lives are thrown into upheaval, particularly Vanessa Walling’s (Alia Shawkat), Nina’s childhood best friend. It’s not long before the ramifications of the affair begin to work on all of the family members in unexpected and hilarious ways, leading everyone to reawaken to their lives, reassess what it means to be happy, and realize that sometimes what looks like a disaster turns out to be the thing we need.”

Emmy-nominated director, Julian Farino (Entourage, The Office), makes his feature debut here, directing from a script co-written by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss.

The Oranges will be released in the US on 5th October, and as yet there’s still no word on when we can look forward to it in the UK, but the very strong leading cast lends hope for securing distribution on our shores. For now, I’ll leave you with this great first trailer. Enjoy.


Source: Yahoo Movies.