'The Night Before' Red Band Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen Have Wild, Drug-Fueled Christmas Eve
An evening of partying leads to Rogen's paranoid Isaac in a church screaming, "We did not kill Jesus!"
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's last movie with director Jonathan Levine was the emotional cancer dramedy 50/50. This time, the trio's doing things a bit differently.
In the first, red-band trailer for The Night Before, viewers meet Rogen, Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie's trio of friends, who've hung out together every Christmas since Gordon-Levitt's character's parents died. This year, though, they're ending that tradition, with Gordon-Levitt's Ethan explaining that Chris (Mackie), who seems to be a professional football player, is "too f—ing famous" and Rogen's Isaac is married and about to have a baby.
But they're not going out without one final wild party. Ethan hooks them up with tickets to "the best Christmas party in New York," giving them "several hours to hit as many traditions as possible."
In the limo on the way to the party, however, Isaac discovers that the cocaine and mushrooms he did earlier are "reacting poorly," causing him to sweat profusely and get a tad paranoid.
Later he joins his wife in church where he freaks out at the sight of a crucifix. "Who's that?" he says. "Jesus," she replies. "Is that what they think we did to him? Can they tell I'm Jewish?" Isaac, wearing a sweater with a Star of David on it, asks.
The scene culminates with Isaac throwing up in the church aisle and running out the door yelling, "We did not kill Jesus!"
Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling, 22 Jump Street's Jillian Bell and Michael Shannon co-star in The Night Before, which hits theaters on Nov. 25.
Levine directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. Rogen and Goldberg produced the film with James Weaver.
Sony also uses the trailer to poke fun at its troubled release of The Interview, teasing that the movie is "from the guys who almost brought you The Interview." Rogen, Goldberg and Weaver's Point Grey banner also produced that film.