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Ed Helms and Owen Wilson are set on a simplistic yet difficult proposition in the trailer for Bastards: Who is their real father?
Peter (Helms) and Kyle (Wilson) were hit with the life-changing news after their mother’s (Glenn Close) wedding, when she admitted the identity of their father is a complete mystery, and the tale of his death by colon cancer was a lie. They didn’t take it well.
“I spent my whole life trying to honor his memory,” Peter says. “This means I stare at a——s for a living, because of a fictional man’s colon cancer.” Kyle proposed an easy enough alternative: “Could you pivot into plastic surgery or something less butt related?”
The revelation sets the two brothers on a long adventure to find their long-lost pops. Their mother’s history is filled with interesting former flames, from NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw to the unsavory Roland Hunt (J.K. Simmons).
It’s likely they will not heed Close’s warning to avoid all the risky shenanigans: “Why don’t you just stop this foolishness? Who your father is or isn’t is totally irrelevant.”
See the trailer above. Bastards — which also stars Ving Rhames, Katt Williams, and Katie Aselton — opens Jan. 27, 2017.