First Look: Seth Rogen and Anna Faris in Observe and Report
by Alex Billington
December 15, 2008
Screw Paul Blart: Mall Cop, this is the mall security movie I can't wait to see! Observe and Report stars Seth Rogen as Forest Ridge Mall's head of security Ronnie Barnhardt and Anna Faris as the hot make-up counter clerk. This is the latest movie written and directed by Jody Hill, the same filmmaker who brought us The Foot Fist Way and introduced Danny McBride to the world. I've already heard a lot of great things about it, including that it's definitely an R-rated comedy masterpiece, although we won't know that for sure until April. But to hold us over until we get a trailer, Warner Brothers has debuted two new photos.
We've provided a detailed synopsis below the photos, for those who are curious to know what exactly is going on in Observe and Report. I know I definitely can't wait to see a trailer for this - so stay tuned!
At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher.
Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won't give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.
Observe and Report is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jody Hill, of only The Foot Fist Way previously. The film was shot on location at the Winrock Mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Warner Brothers will debut Observe and Report in theaters everywhere on April 10th, 2009.