PEOPLE LIKE US, the first directorial feature from Alex Kurtzman (writer of STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS), has debuted a trailer that’s full of big stars, family drama and some annoying music.
The film, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer and Olivia Wilde, is about a “fast-talking salesman” who inherits a large sum from his late father but discovers the money has some serious strings attached. Time to learn about yourself and others, Chris.
The trailer makes the movie feel a little sappy (especially with the musical choices – eesh!) but I can’t deny that I’m curious about Pine in a drama. The man is mostly known for his charismatic, devil-may-care attitude so it’ll be interesting to see him try his hand at something new. The only drama I’ve seen him in, CARRIERS, was very impressive. It’s time for Pine to show America that he’s just more than a pretty face.
PEOPLE LIKE US opens June 29th.
From DreamWorks Pictures comes ‘People Like Us,’ a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (‘Star Trek’) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family–and re-examine his own life choices in the process.