Back at the end of March we brought you the first trailer for People Like Us, the directorial debut of writer/producer Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys and Aliens, Star Trek, Fringe), is the story of Sam, a man who discovers his father had another family and after the father’s death, is tasked with delivering half of his inheritance to the sister he never knew he had. Thanks to a very likeable cast, headed by Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer, that first trailer gave me instant hope for this.
Check the featurette below (which is really more of an extended trailer) and see if you don’t agree:
“From DreamWorks Pictures comes ‘People Like Us,’ a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (‘Star Trek’) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family–and re-examine his own life choices in the process.”
Written by Kurtzman and his usual writing partner Roberto Orci along with Jody Lambert, the likeable cast of People Like Us also includes Jon Favreau, Mark Duplass and an uncredited Phillip Baker Hall. It will be released in the US on June 29.