New 'You People' Trailer Has Eddie Murphy Highlighting His Daughter's Future Husband: Jonah Hill
Unsurprisingly, the "dark" creator uses comedy to discuss social issues in America.
Netflix has released a new trailer and poster for You People, an upcoming comedy featuring social commentary from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. The film stars Jonah Hill, a crush who wants to marry Eddie Murphy's daughter.
The trailer introduces Hill as Ezra Cohen, a successful businessman who is pressured by a Jewish family to find a girl to marry. However, Ezra is a romantic who dreams of finding that one and won't settle for just anyone. One day, Ezra hops into Amira Muhammad's (Lauren London) car, mistaking her for an Uber driver. A fateful encounter gave birth to true love, and the hearts of the two young people grew closer. So close that Ezra decides to propose to Amira. There's just one problem, though. Two, more precisely: their families.
Amira's parents (Murphy and Nia Long) want the best for their daughter. No white boy was good enough for this proud black family. As for Ezra's parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny), they're so absorbed in their wake-up speeches that they refuse to see how racist they sound.
To make matters worse, Amira's family came Coming from Muslim, conflicts with Ezra's Jewish background. This theme resonates in new posters that depict uncomfortable family gatherings and say, "Opposites attract, families don't."
While the trailer highlights You People as a fun take on the classic Romeo and Juliet concept New rendition, but this rom-com is also about culture clashes in America. This should come as no surprise, as Barris is no stranger to using humor to tackle complex social themes. That's why he created Black-ish and BlackAF, sitcoms about the challenges of being black in America.
Who’s Behind You People?
Barris directed You People from a script he co-wrote with Jonah Hill. Barris & Hill also produced with Kevin Misher. Executive producers include David Heyman, Matt Deans, Hale Rothstein, Alison Goodwin, Michelle Deschamps, Andy Berman and Charles Huey T-Webster.
Along with the trailer, Netflix also released some first-look images of the star-studded You People members, including Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly · Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony and Bryan Greenberg.
You People comes to Netflix on January 5. Check out the new trailers, posters and The movie synopsis is as follows.
When a rideshare mix-up in LA brings Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill) and Amira Mohammed (Lauren London) together, the two find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested by their respective families: Ezra's progressive and semi-woke parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and Amira's unyielding yet concerned parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly. Kenya Barris’ feature film directorial debut is a modern love story set amidst clashing cultures and interfaith relationships.