Universal has released a detailed synopsis of the upcoming comedy Good Boys, produced by Seth Rogen’s production company Point Grey.
The film stars 12-year old Jacob Tremblay from the Brie Larson drama Room and the Lionsgate hit Wonder as Max who attempts to learn how to kiss by borrowing his father’s drone to spy on a couple. When the drone gets damaged, he and his best friends attempt to replace it but the young boys get tangled in frat parties, stolen drugs and police encounters.
The full description can be found below.
The film is written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who previously wrote episodes of The Office together.
The production has come under fire when TMZ photographed a stand-in for 11-year old Keith L. Williams, an African-American boy with a darker skin tone than his double, wearing blackface for “lightning purposes”. Rogen has since apologized for the incident.
Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys.
After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.
But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).
From Point Grey producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writers of Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party, and James Weaver (Neighbors), Good Boys, from Universal Pictures and Good Universe, is written by the team of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (NBC’s The Office, Bad Teacher). Eisenberg also produces and Stupnitsky directs.
The film is set to get an R-rating and be released in theaters on August 16, 2019. It is scheduled to screen at South by Southwest on March 11.
Image: Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures
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