Long Shot flips the tables on a common romantic comedy trope. Instead of the rich and powerful man and a rough-around-the-edges woman (à la Pretty Woman), Long Shot swaps those gender roles around. The new trailer was released today and is far more raunchy than its predecessor.
What is the Long Shot release date?
Long Shot is out in UK cinemas on Friday, May 3, 2019.
The movie is also out in American cinemas on the same day.
Long Shot had its premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival on March 9, 2019.
The last country to see the rom-com is Portugal on June 20, 2019.
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Long Shot: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron star in the rom-com (Image: Lionsgate)
What is the plot of Long Shot?
The official synopsis reads: “Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble.
“Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world.
“Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything.
“The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush.
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“When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories of her youthful idealism.
“As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors.
“A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous Travel in the limelight.
“However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.”
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Long Shot: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen star as an unlikely pair in Long Shot (Image: Lionsgate)
Who is in the cast of Long Shot?
Seth Rogen of Knocked Up fame plays Fred Flarsky
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Charlotte Field, Secretary of State of the United States, presidential candidate and Fred’s love interest.
Aviva Mongillo takes on the role of a young Charlotte Field
O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton) as Lance, Fred’s best friend
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Long Shot: The film is out in cinemas on May 5 in the UK and USA (Image: Lionsgate)
June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) as one of Charlotte’s two key staffers
Ravi Patel (Meet The Patels) as one of Charlotte’s two key staffers
Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings) as Parker Wembley, an international media mogul who employs Fred Flarsky
Alexander Skarsgård (The Little Drummer Girl) as the Prime Minister of Canada, who is described as “very handsome”
Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat) as Flarsky’s boss at the Newspaper
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Long Shot: The new romantic comedy sees Charlize Theron as a presidential candidate (Image: Lionsgate)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) as the President of the United States, who endorses Field to succeed him
Tristan D. Lalla as Agent M, Field’s bodyguard
James Saito as Minister Kishido
Lisa Kudrow (Friends) as Katherine
Also in the cast are presenter Kurt Braunohler and comedians Claudia O’Doherty and Paul Scheer as Wembley News Anchors.
The band Boyz II Men also appear as themselves
Is there a trailer for Long Shot?
Yes, there is and you can watch it here at Express.co.uk.
Long Shot is out in cinemas on Friday, May 5, 2019.