Lionsgate has released a new trailer for its upcoming political comedy Long Shot. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50), the film stars Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde) as the US Secretary of State prepping her for Presidential campaign and Seth Rogen (The Lion King) as a free-spirited journalist hired to her campaign. Both share a history as she was his baby sitter and first crush and sparks fly in an unlikely romance on the campaign trail. Watch the trailer below…
Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his baby sitter and first crush.
When Fred unexpectedly reunites with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors.
A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous and high stakes lifestyle. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance that becomes embroiled in a series of dangerous and outlandish incidents.
Long Shot is set for release on May 3rd and features a cast that also includes O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard.