The first trailer has been released for Jeff, Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms.
It was only a matter of time before these two teamed up, although judging by the trailer, Jeff, Who Lives at Home could be a slightly more sober affair than one might have expected.
Written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, the film follows the story of two brothers, as well as their despairing mother, played by Susan Sarandon. While one of the brothers, Jeff (Segel), is a thirty-year-old who still lives in the basement of his family home, the other, Pat (Helms), starts to his life collapse when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
Both Segel and Helms have some fairly crude comedy credentials behind them, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bad Teacher, and The Hangover, to name but a few. However, it seems as though this indie flick could be set to take an unexpectedly gentle approach with its tale of early mid-life crisis – an easy subject to poke comedy-fun at, if ever there was one.
This could certainly be an opportunity for both actors to take a step back from the roles they have become associated. That said, the film could well have a number of similarities with the upcoming Knocked Up spinoff, This Is Forty, in which Segel also stars (along with Paul Rudd, Megan Fox and Chris O’Dowd).
Not only will Segel and Helms star alongside screen veteran Sarandon, but they’ll also be joined by seasoned rom-com actress Judy Greer – who, again, appears to be breaking away from her usual roles in films such as 27 Dresses and Love Happens to take on the role of Helms’ wife.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home is released in UK cinemas on 20th April – meanwhile, take a look at the trailer below: