Long Shot trailer: Seth Rogen helps Charlize Theron get to the Oval office

The odd couple star in a political rom-com

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This new Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron comedy was originally called Flarsky, before being given a new name – Long Shot. Flarksy is the surname of Rogen’s character, and the change is to reflect this is a two-hander, rather than a story seen purely from Rogen’s perspective (and to probably save it getting a savaging on social media, no doubt). The trailer doesn’t do a great job at selling the film, with many of the gags missing their mark. You can make up your own mind by watching the trailer for Long Shot above.

He’s a hard-hitting political writer with a talent for trouble. She’s the country’s top diplomat with a talent for…well, everything. When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush who also happens to be the current US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories of her youthful idealism.

As she prepares to make a surprise run for the Oval Office, Charlotte hires Fred to punch up her campaign speeches and their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world affair. But Fred’s carefree indiscretions, past and present, could bring down her campaign before it even begins.

Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) directs, with the supporting cast starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard.

Long Shot opens in UK cinemas on May 3rd.

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Feb 15, 2019

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