“You don’t think there’s something off about them?” Right you are, Isla Fisher. You and husband Zach Galifianakis have new neighbors in the Joneses (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) who are just a little too cool and perfect for your little suburban street. But what to do, what to do…
Here’s the fun first trailer for Keeping Up With the Joneses, director Greg Mottola’s action comedy about Jeff and Karen whose routine, simple life is disrupted by those “overly accomplished” new kids on the block. He speaks Chinese, she’s a darts expert, they’ve both got movie-star looks. So Karen takes to spying on them and Jeff tries heading out on the town with Mr. “Jones”; both moves have predictably imperfect results. Is it paranoia, or is there really something off about them?
Of courses, the Joneses “aren’t who they say they are,” and stuff starts happening. Bullets fly, homes explode and Jeff and Karen’s kids argue over a cookie while their parents are in a life-threatening car chase. Before you know it, our dull suburbanites are up to their sippy cups in international intrigue.
Michael LeSieur penned the screenplay for Keeping Up With the Joneses, which also features Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe and Patton Oswalt. Fox opens the pic on October 21. Take a gander at the trailer and tell us what you think. Meanwhile, it should be noted that the trailer went live with the wrong premiere date at the end — October 12 rather than the 21st. It’s been updated, but Deadline grabbed a screen shot for posterity: