First Trailer Debuts for Larry Crowne Starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts
03.16.11 by Ryan
The first look audiences got of Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy Larry Crowne was a preview clip aired a couple weeks ago on Jimmy Kimmel Live during an interview with Tom Hanks. The movie, directed and co-written by Hanks with Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), follows Hanks as a man recently fired from his job who begins to take college courses, with Julia Roberts as one of his professors, or so says the movie's synopsis.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Universal has finally released the first trailer for the comedy, which can be seen below.
Larry Crowne has a large supporting cast, perhaps containing half of Hollywood, proving that the allure of working with Hanks is huge. To name a few, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, and Taraji P. Henson co-star.