Long Shot looks to be rather a rarity – a slacker comedy which actually looks pretty decent, but also one of those films you’ve clearly pretty much seen from the trailer, although as Charlize Theron aims to become President in 2020, we know it’s going to be Trump again.
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush.
When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
Long Shot is released in the UK on May 3rd.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Also stars: June Diane Raphael, Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr
Check out the trailer below:
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