It’s not often we get to see US actresses cross the Atlantic, especially for comedy fare. But that’s exactly what comedienne Lake Bell has done, and this first trailer for Ben Palmer’s romantic comedy Man Up suggests it was well worth the trip.
Bell stars opposite Simon Pegg, beloved on our shores for his comedy work. And though things have been flying a little under the radar until now, StudioCanal is gearing up for its arrival in UK cinemas in May.
Meet Nancy: 34, single (still), hungover (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parents’ blissfully happy marriage, 40-year-old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack mistakes her for his 24-year-old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget.
MAN UP is a romantic comedy about being yourself… or perhaps not being yourself. It’s about taking chances, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.
Olivia Williams, Rory Kinnear, and Ophelia Lovibond top a great ensemble alongside Bell and Pegg.
Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) directs from a script penned by Tess Morris (My Family), marking Morris’ feature debut as a writer.