Red Band ‘Blockers’ Trailer: John Cena Leads Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy

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Take a look at the first red band trailer released for Blockers, the upcoming adult comedy starring John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz.

The directorial debut for Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon, Blockers (previously known as The Pact) tells of three parents who uncover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom night. Naturally, they head on a mission to stop that from happening. Butt beer chugging and emoji deciphering ensue.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Cena fares co-leading an adult comedy like this, which unsurprisingly comes from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Cena’s shown off his comedic chops in outings such as Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home, and Sisters, so fingers crossed he puts that goofy charm he’s been working on to good use here.

Blockers, also starring Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Indira Viswanathan and Gideon Adlan, will be opening in the US on April 6, 2018. Expect an Australian release date to be announced shortly.

Official rundown for Blockers:

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).

The comedy is produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End), alongside Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar series) and DMG Entertainment’s Chris Fenton (47 Ronin).

Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake (Don’t Breathe, Juno) executive produce with Chris Cowles (Collide) of DMG and Josh Fagen, Dave Stassen and Jonathan McCoy. The film is written by brothers Brian & Jim Kehoe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg and Eben Russell.

Image credit: Universal Pictures

Image credit: Universal Pictures

Image credit: Universal Pictures

Image credit: Universal Pictures

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