Leave it to Seth Rogen to celebrate Christmas by tripping too hard on mushrooms, barfing in church and running out of midnight mass — in his Star of David sweater — yelling “We did not kill Jesus!” It’s the capstone moment in the gonzo redband trailer for The Night Before, available exclusively on Rolling Stone. (You can check out the film’s Facebook here and Twitter here.)
The upcoming holiday comedy finds Rogen reuniting with his 50/50 co-star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and also stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America, The Hurt Locker). The trio play longtime friends, Isaac, Ethan and Chris, who decide to bring their yearly Christmas Eve tradition to an end: Isaac is about to become a father, and Chris, a star football player, has become too famous to casually hang.
Mayhem ensues when Ethan scores tickets to a big Christmas party and Isaac’s wife, played by Jillian Bell, gifts her husband some ‘shrooms and cocaine. “You have been such a rock throughout this whole pregnancy,” she tells Isaac. “You’re like my Dwayne Johnson.”
Highlights from the trailer include the three bros recreating Kanye West’s “Runaway” on a giant toy store piano, à la Big; Mackie incredulously reacting to Rogen’s attempts to not look ridiculously high; and Gordon-Levitt bellowing “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to fuck with!” at Bell’s belly after gifting the unborn baby a Wu-Tang onesie.
The trailer also offers quick appearances from Lizzy Caplan and Mindy Kaling, who at one point expounds the brilliant versatility of Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball”: “You can cry to it, you can run to it, you can party to it.”
The Night Before was directed by Jonathan Levine, who also penned the script. The film is scheduled to open on November 25th.