AUSTIN FOUND trailer – Craig Robinson & Skeet Ulrich fake kidnap Linda Cardellini’s daughter

AUSTIN FOUND trailer – Craig Robinson & Skeet Ulrich fake kidnap Linda Cardellini’s daughter

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a solid Coen Brothers-esque “crime caper gone wrong” comedy, and AUSTIN FOUND may just be the cure for that. Will Raée (who co-produced POP STAR) co-wrote and directs the film which features an all-star cast including Linda Cardellini (THE FOUNDER), Skeet Ulrich (RIVERDALE), Craig Robinson (THIS IS THE END), Chris Parnell (ARCHER), Matt Jones (MOM), Patrick Warburton (A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS), Kristen Schaal (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH), Ursula Parker (LOUIE), Jon Daly (MASTERMINDS), and Jaime Pressly (MY NAME IS EARL). Independent comedies like this are getting harder and harder to produce, so you never know when one could turn out to be a hidden gem. The trailer seems to be played more for laughs, but we’re betting things get pretty dark before the final act plays out. It should also be noted that AUSTIN FOUND was shot on location in Austin, TX. There are certain aspects of the trailer that remind me of both RAISING ARIZONA and the 1982 classic SAVANNAH SMILES, which could end up being a very good thing. Check it out below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Leanne Miller (Linda Cardellini, “Freaks and Geeks”) is a 36-year-old wife and mother whose hunger for fame and fortune leads her down a dangerous path. A former beauty queen and prom queen, Leanne is fed up with her unglamorously average lifestyle when she decides to take matters into her own hands by plotting a scheme to make her family instant celebrities. Teaming up with her ex-boyfriend, Billy (Skeet Ulrich, “Riverdale”), and his ex-con buddy, Jebidiah (Craig Robinson, “The Office”), Leanne conspires to have her 11-year-old daughter, Patty (Urusula Parker, “Louie”), kidnapped for just for a month or two. All Leanne has to do is keep the local press (Kristen Schaal, “Bob’s Burgers”) and Sherriff (Patrick Warburton, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”) focused on the case at hand and off hers. What could go wrong?

AUSTIN FOUND opens in theaters & On Demand on July 7, 2017

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