The trailer for the new comedy “Role Models” is online and it looks pretty damn funny. The film stars Seann William Scott (“Mr. Woodcock”) and Paul Rudd; who also co-wrote the screenplay. Elizabeth Banks star of Oliver Stone’s upcoming “W.”, “Superbad’s” Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka McLovin and Bobb’e J. Thompson “Idlewild” co-star.
Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn’t look half bad.
Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play.
Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie (Bobb’e J. Thompson) redirect his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie’s new mentor wasn’t an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach.