They say that Hollywood is a lot like high school, and everyone wants to sit at the cool kids’ table. In The D Train, which opens May 8, Jack Black’s average-schmo Dan is organizing his 20-year high-school reunion. To generate enthusiasm and a high turnout, he gets it in his head that the key is luring back Oliver (James Marsden), a handsome former classmate who’s made it big in Hollywood. And by big, I mean, he’s starring in a national commercial!!
Fame is relative—so when Dan tracks Oliver down during a business trip out west, he can’t believe he’s hanging with the Oliver Lawless. But when the two pop into a club to get their night rolling, there’s an even bigger star already holding court: Dermot Mulroney. Not wanting to disappoint Dan, Oliver says hello to the star of My Best Friend’s Wedding… and suddenly, it’s the good-looking Marsden who feels like he’s back in high school. Watch the excruciatingly awkward exclusive clip below.
The D Train, which premiered at Sundance, is directed by Yes Man writers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. It also features Kathryn Hahn, Mike White, and Jeffrey Tambor.