'A Thousand Words' Trailer: Eddie Murphy Struggles to Get What He Wants (Video)
The delayed Paramount comedy hits theaters the same day "The Hunger Games" will debut at the box office.
Just one day after Eddie Murphy departed as Oscars host, the teaser trailer for his delayed comedy A Thousand Words debuts.
The Paramount/DreamWorks film, set to be released March 23, 2012 (the same day Lionsgate's long-awaited Hunger Games adaptation hits theaters and after getting pushed back from a Jan. 13 date), sees Murphy playing Jack, a guy who will do anything to get what he wants (i.e. faking a birth via phone to get to the front of the line at a busy coffeeshop).
But when he promises to publish someone's book, he's way in over his head; in fact, when he talks, all the leaves fall off a magical tree, threatening his very existence on Earth until he has only a finite number of words left before his death, hence the title.
Clark Duke, Kerry Washington, Justina Machado and Jack McBrayer co-star in the Brian Robbins-directed film.
Watch the trailer below: