Rom-Com on the rapprochement between the chaotic Fred and his childhood sweetheart Charlotte, who is now a successful politician.
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a journalist with heart and soul. However, after the newspaper for which he works is bought by a big media tycoon, he decides to quit without further ado. For a bit of distraction, his friend Lance (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), by taking Fred to a fundraiser. There, the strikingly casually dressed journalist meets Foreign Minister Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), who seems surprisingly familiar to him.
And indeed: Charlotte was once Fred’s babysitter and childhood sweetheart. She is the one who offers him a new job. Charlotte plans to run for the presidency and wants to spice things up, so she hires Fred as a new speechwriter. The unequal duo is not only closer to work and it is slowly building a serious relationship. However, Charlotte’s advisors see Fred as a threat and fear that the relationship with the clumsy man could have a negative impact on the election campaign.
In the trailer you get a first taste of the entertaining romantic comedy. This will be followed by background information, cast and theatrical release.
With “Warm Bodies” and “Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates”, director Jonathan Levine has already proven that he has a good hand for (romantic) comedies. For his new movie “Long Shot”, he once again collaborated with Seth Rogen (“Bad Neighors”, “50/50 – Friends for Life), who appears here in his great role as a talented but rather clumsy chaot. Opposite him stands the prolific and career-oriented Charlotte, portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (“Tully,” “Atomic Blonde”), for whom the genre of romantic comedy was virtually uncharted territory. The supporting roles are also starring stars such as O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”), Andy Serkis (“Black Panther”, “Planet of the Apes” series) and Alexander Skarsgard (“Legend of Tarzan”).