First Trailer for Middle Men Premieres
Posted 06.16.10 by Ryan
The upcoming drama Middle Men tells the age-old story of a family man (Luke Wilson) who finds fortune after he teams with two other enterprising individuals (Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht) in an effort to distribute pornography over the burgeoning Internet of 1995. On the surface the story doesn't seem filled with much drama, but trouble brews when grifters, the Russian mafia, and federal agents all start to take an interest in the group's success.
"Inspired by a true story," the movie is based on the events in the life of producer Christopher Mallick. According to ComingSoon, while attending the trailer's premiere at a Paramount reception, Mallick laughed when Wilson finds a check for $2 million dollars in a desk drawer. "That really happened," said Mallick.
Paramount purchased Middle Men after a successful debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
Middle Men opens August 6