This Week’s Coming Attractions: Bond Meets Blart In ‘True Memoirs Of An International Assassin’ And More

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09.30.16 4 Comments


On Wednesday, us Harry Potter nerds were wowed and amazed by the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and those of us who love a good thriller spent Tuesday reading up on the bizarre story behind King Cobra. The upcoming awards season even got a boost of momentum with the release of Denzel Washington’s Fences trailer, so this was definitely a very strong week for movie trailers. But it’s hardly over, because Thursday has gifted us the latest action adventure from Netflix, True Memoirs of an International Assassin.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? Like a shoot-em-up rampage flick for us John Wick fans who love hitman stories? Kind of. But probably with more Segway accidents and fart noises. Enough yapping, though, let’s get on with the rest of this week’s big trailers.

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Kevin James, Andy Garcia

What’s it about?

Per the press release:

The action comedy stars Kevin James as Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot.

We expect Kevin James to be Paul Blart in everything he does now, just the big, ol’ doofus who farts, falls off a Segway, farts some more, and then gets beat up by a bird. But dare I say this doesn’t look all that Blart-ish? Sure, there’s a scene in the trailer where Blart, I mean James is riding a scooter, so it’s likely that this movie is everything we’ve come to expect from the star of Kevin Can Wait, but let’s be hopeful. Maybe there’s less fart and more heart for once. We’ll find out when Netflix publishes Memoirs on Nov. 11.

Rules Don’t Apply

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, and a whole lotta stars

What’s it about?

An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for. [IMDb]

Warren Beatty returns to the big screen for the first time since the 2001 stinker Town & Country, and he’s back with his long-awaited Howard Hughes passion project. It’s not hard to tell just how much passion Beatty has put into this film, which he also wrote and directed, because this new official trailer looks as beautiful as it does star-studded, so if this thing ends up like T&C it’ll be an absolute shock. We’ll find out when Rules Don’t Apply buzzes into theaters on Nov. 23.

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