After the poster has been released for the Russell Brand starring animated comedy Hop did the rounds there’s a teaser trailer to entice the masses. Along with Brand the film stars James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins and Chelsea Handler and comes from the same team who unleashed Despicable Me to the world.
In synopsis-speak Hop is “the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers”.
The teaser is more of an animation test and benefits from the ubiquitous Song 2 and I can’t help but think of a recent advert for a chocolate bar.
‘Hop’ premieres Apr. 1, 2011, just in time for Easter! Here’s the trailer, courtesy of Moviefone.
The first movie poster for the upcoming Russell Brand Easter Bunny comedy Hop has been released on Facebook. The film is the first live-action production from Universal Pictures’ Illumination Entertainment, the guys behind the computer animated feature Despicable Me. Hit the jump to see the first poster which gives us our first look at Brand as the computer animated Easter Bunny.
Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) is directing. The script is by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch.Described as “the world’s worst houseguest,” Brand plays an Easter Bunny who is accidentally injured by an unemployed slacker played by James Marsden, who is then forced to take the holiday creature in until he recovers. As one might expect, wacky hijinks ensue, and both characters eventually “learn what it takes to finally grow up.” The film co-stars Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins and Hugh Laurie.
Starring: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins and Hugh Laurie Screenplay by: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch Directed by: Tim Hill Produced by: Chris Meledandri, John Cohen
From the creators of Despicable Me comes Hop, the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. The live-action / animated film is helmed by Tim Hill, director of the blockbuster Alvin & the Chipmunks and produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me).
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