Ben Stiller is back in the new trailer that just dropped for Brad’s Status (2017) from Amazon Studios, and we’re here to talk about it!
Last seen in Don’t Think Twice (2016) and Zoolander 2 (2016), Ben Stiller returns for a slightly more serious role in the line of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), in the title role for the upcoming comedy drama and independent film, Brad’s Status, and no, it’s not about his Facebook status (although it is hardly surprising if that was the first thought that came into your mind, considering the subject matter of some movies in today’s day and age; looking at you, The Emoji Movie (2017)).
Brad’s Status centers on Brad and Melanie Sloan (Ben Stiller and Jenna Fischer), and their gifted son, Troy (Austin Abrams). Brad decides to take Troy on a college touring road trip, where he reunites with some of his own old college friends (Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Michael Sheen) whose great successes make him question his own “status” in life and what it is all about. The film looks like a funny yet emotional ride of a father-son relationship, offering something inspirational for audiences to take away and reflect on no matter the age. It also might just be one of Stiller’s best performances yet.
Written and directed by Mike White (writer of, funnily enough, the aforementioned Emoji Movie, but also School of Rock (2003), The Good Girl (2002), and Nacho Libre (2006)), Brad’s Status will star Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum (2006)), Jenna Fischer (The Office (2005-13)), Austin Abrams (Paper Towns (2015)), Jemaine Clement (Moana (2016)), Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde (2001)), Michael Sheen (Passengers (2016)), and Mike White (School of Rock), and hits select theaters on September 15, 2017.
Are you excited for another Ben Stiller movie? Check out the new, heartwarming trailer below!