We’ve got our hands on the first official trailer of Punching Henry, the upcoming comedy movie directed by Gregori Viens based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Phillips and starring Henry Phillips, J.K. Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Doug Stanhope, Jim Jefferies, Clifton Collins Jr., Michaela Watkins, and Stephanie Allynne:
Henry has been trying to make it for a very long time.
Now he’s gotten his big shot.
And the only thing in his way is himself.
“In this hyper-intelligent comedy, a journeyman comedian (Henry Phillips) is lured to L.A. by a TV producer (J.K. Simmons) who wants to make him a reality star. As reality sets in, he must decide whether his legacy will be to tell jokes for a living or become the butt of them. With an all-star cast including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Jim Jefferies, Doug Stanhope, and more, PUNCHING HENRY is a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse behind the curtain at the weird world of comedy.”
A quote from the trailer: “It doesn’t matter why they’re laughing as long as they’re laughing.” Really? I don’t think so…
There’s also a film poster, take a look below:
The release date of the movie Punching Henry is set to February 21, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD).