Long before Rob Lowe, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins and Megan Mullally were staples of TV comedy, they starred alongside Demi Moore in the 1986 film About Last Night – which is getting a more “colorful” remake starring Think Like a Man cast members Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall, along with Joy Bryant (Parenthood).
The story follows two friends (Hart and Ealy) whose lives are changed when they become involved with two girls who also happen to be friends (Hall and Bryant). Bad advice and hilarity ensue – or does it? Watch the trailer above and decide for yourself.
Clearly this red-band “trailer” is more of a teaser reel for the film – which doesn’t even hit theaters until Valentine’s Day 2014. Both the original film and remake are based on the play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by famed writer David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross); the ’80s film was directed by Edward Zick (Last Samurai, Love & Other Drugs), while the remake has a pretty solid helmer in the form of Steve Pink, director of Hot Tub Time Machine and writer of films like Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity. Handling the script of the new version is Leslye Headland, who wrote the very divisive femme-comedy Bachlorette, as well as the cult-favored TV series, Terriers.
For their part, Hart, Ealy and Hall have all proven themselves to be entertaining and charasmatic actors, while Bryant is surely a sexy leading lady. Whether or not the overarching story will be entertaining and effective remains to be seen… in about a year’s time.
About Last Night will be in theaters on February 14, 2014.