First trailer lands for Joel McHale and Kerry Bishé's new movie Happily

Amy West
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Community's Joel McHale and Scrubs and Halt and Catch Fire star Kerry Bishé play spouses who are, apparently, a little too into each other in the bonkers first trailer for new comedy-thriller Happily.

Written and directed by BenDavid Grabinski, who has previously penned screenplays for outings such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Skiptrace, the movie follows married couple Tom and Janet, whose relationship is so passionate and lustful, it makes all of their friends green with envy.

One day, a mysterious stranger (Office Space's Stephen Root) rocks up on their doorstep.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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He argues that it's highly unusual for pairs that have been together as long as they have to "have sex 2.5 times a day" and "rarely fight".

"Every few years, we come across someone with a defect," he continues, opening up a briefcase to reveal two syringes filled with a green substance.

"After the injections, you will wake up tomorrow just like everyone else. You'll feel normal."

But Janet isn't having any of it and whacks the man over the head with an ornament, seemingly killing him.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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After that, the twosome vow to hide the truth and start looking into which of those closest to them might have sent the now-dead individual round to their home in the first place – something that proves difficult when they're invited on a weekend getaway with the lot of them.

Jon Daly (Big Mouth), Natalie Zea (Justified), Paul Scheer (The League), Al Madrigal (Night School) and Natalie Morales (Dead to Me) also star.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Charlyne Yi (This is 40) and Breckin Meyer (Clueless) round out the cast, while School of Rock's Jack Black is on board as producer.

Happily is set to be released in cinemas on March 19 in the US, and will be released on digital on the same day. A UK premiere date is yet to be announced.

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