Ike Barinholtz made us laugh with his performances in both The Mindy Project and last summer’s Blockers. Now, thanks to his penmanship and direction, Ike is at it again, this time with the politically charged dark comedy, The Oath.
Roadside Attractions is distributing the film, which just got a hilarious red band trailer that showcases the hard-R nature of the story and dialogue, as well as the intensity that a Thanksgiving dinner can create - especially when you and your family don’t see eye to eye politically.
The trailer, which is highlighted by a long barrage of “fuck you” declarations, is simple and straightforward, laying out the plot before transitioning into a wealth of one-liners. Based on what we see here the film will primarily take place over the Thanksgiving meal, though it does appear that chaos reigns down when a pair of government officials show up at the front door.
Co-starring Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, and Chris Ellis, The Oath declares itself in theaters on October 12.