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Jan 15th
07:34 pm
Neighbors 2 teaser poster & synopsis  


Returning stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne are joined by Chloë Grace Moretz for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the follow-up to 2014’s most popular original comedy. Nicholas Stoller again directs in a film that follows what happens when the will of parenthood goes against the bonds of sisterhood.

Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.

Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw.

Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.

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The trailer comes out January 19.
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Bee: Zac - Interview Mag w/ woman coloredjeezbee on January 15th, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
The teaser poster is nice.

I hope this is going to be a success; Zac really needs it. The synopsis sounds a bit like a rehash but I hope the trailer will look good.
kleth on January 15th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
I agree, Zac needs (and deserves) all the successes he can score. But since this is a sequel to a very successful movie, I don't think he'll get much credit for it. If it bombed, it would get noticed (man bites dog) but if it is a decent hit, everyone will just shrug and say that was only to be expected.

Zac needs a success in a serious drama (of his 15 movies, only two or three haven't had an element of comedy) or some of the genres he hasn't tried - horror, sci-fi, whatever. Then the people who take him for granted will say, Hey, this guy isn't a one-string guitar!
kleth on January 15th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'll add that, while Baywatch won't be a serious drama, if it is high on action and limits the laughs, it could be Zac's break-out vehicle - provided that it's a hit.

Of course, he'll still be showing off his dazzling bod, which is the last shoe that needs to drop. I'm tempted to watch Me & Orson Welles again, just to see a Zacflik in which he doesn't appear topless ever or at all.

Bee: Zac – Details - looking away - redjeezbee on January 16th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
At this point it's less about getting credit but just being in a commercially successful movie imo so people don't consider him box office poison. The way I expect Dirty Grandpa going rn, I just hope he can get through this time without losing even more momentum.

I've been vocal about other genres for years but right now I doubt he can be picky.
countessm3countessm3 on January 18th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
He could play a successful serial killer - I know he could. I mean, Sterling Beaumon is practically Zac Efron, and I was totally convinced Jeremy Sayer was a hot but crazed teenage murderer:

Jeremy Sayer

How to get him in the role is the question.
Zac EfronZEupdates on January 16th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
Seductive/undercover~ Teddy sounds really funny. Since he won't be there as much as in the first movie, I have high hopes that every apparition will be hilarious.

A lot of the movie will probably feel like déjà vu and some critics won't like it, but throw in a lot of good jokes and these absurd characters will work their magic once again.

Edited at 2016-01-16 03:35 am (UTC)
Diana Harosdianahvidal on January 16th, 2016 02:52 am (UTC)
A little bit forced, but with the group complete and good jokes will work... I hope. Zac needs and deserves success.

I really hope Zac stops with the comedy and try other genres.
kleth on January 16th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
"I really hope Zac stops with the comedy and try other genres."

Me too (see my essay above). He may also want to try something else, but he is typecast as a comedic straight man; he may not be getting offers for principal roles in serious drama, sci-fi, etc. That's why Baywatch could work. Dwayne Johnson isn't a comic laff factory, so Zac will just be playing his sidekick, not his straight man.
countessm3countessm3 on January 18th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
*not his straight man*

That *would* be interesting...

And I have to disagree about your assessment of Dwayne Johnson. He's one of the funniest WWE wrestlers in history. "Do you remember how, all year long, the only thing Rock wanted to do in your class was make pancakes...
"The Rock says this. You should...take a little walk down Know Your Role Boulevard, hang that right on Jabroni Drive, and check your Aunt Jemima, no-pancake-having ass directly into the Smackdown Hotel!"
The Rock to Mrs. Griffith, his sixth grade home economics teacher

It's comedy, it's just his own brand of comedy. I mean, he's created his own vocabulary. At the very least he has me smiling, and at the most I'm literally laughing. Sometimes you can see a smile creep on the side of his mouth, too, because he knows he's full of ka-kah. Granted, he's an acquired taste, but many people have acquired it...

Edited at 2016-01-18 09:57 pm (UTC)
kleth on January 16th, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
I like the red panties. The question is, who will be wearing them, one of the female cast or Zac?