Watch the First Trailer for Horrible Bosses, with Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Jason Sudeikis
Another hour, another trailer for an R-rated summer comedy co-starring Jason Bateman. Hot on the heels of the second look at The Change-Up comes your first look at Horrible Bosses, another in a long-line of R-rated comedies hitting theaters this summer. Does Bosses have enough juice to warrant its inclusion on Movieline's summer sleepers list? Watch and decide ahead.
Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis star as three friends who hate their domineering bosses so much that they decide to have them killed. It's a pretty great premise -- as one of the three rotating taglines asks, "Is your boss a slave-driving psycho?" -- made all the better by the casting of the bosses: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. Toss in Jamie Foxx as a mentoring hit man and a script co-written by former Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley that features enough politically incorrect jokes to make the nearest frat boy blush, and Bosses feels like it has the makings of a cult classic.
The only real problem (other than that the trailer clearly has to play it safe for all audiences)? The fact that the presence of Bateman, Sudeikis, Day and Aniston make it seem like some weird amalgam of Hall Pass, Going the Distance and The Switch. (Going the Hall Switch? Switch the Distance Pass?)
Watch the trailer below, but be sure to head over to Apple to check it out in HD. Horrible Bosses hits theaters on July 8.