First Look: Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis in Due Date
Director Todd Phillips' follow-up to The Hangover is another new comedy titled Due Date. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as an expectant father on a road trip racing to get to the birth of his first child. Zach Galifianakis stars as his "unlikely travel companion" and the two of them race across the country. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Monaghan, Alan Arkin, and RZA. It sounds like Planes, Trains & Automobiles but with an expectant father twist. SlashFilm has the first photo which looks like it was scanned from a copy of Entertainment Weekly (but I'm not sure?). Did one of them bring a dog as well?
Downey Jr. and Galifianakis are both hilarious actors on their own, yet they make a perfect mismatched pair of travelers. My problem with this, and most of Todd Phillips' films, is that it will probably never go beyond its brilliant concept. As in, Phillips' films are as good as you'd expect them to be and that's it. I'm sure we'll see Galifianakis be an idiot and go around doing stupid things while delaying Downey's eventual return, but this won't be brave or bold and I don't think Phillips will do anything unique to make it stand out. Anyway, I don't like being so negative so early on. I'd love to see a full trailer for this first, so bring it on! Stay tuned.