Film trailer: Russell Brand in 'Hop'
Thursday 10 February 2011
From the studio that produced
Despicable Me comes
Hop, a computer-animated and live-action family comedy, starring Russell Brand as E.B. (Easter Bunny), an aspiring drummer who doesn't care much about his big holiday role.
Previously the teaser showed off the rabbit's drum-playing. This first trailer, released February 9, shows E.B. being summoned to take up the reigns as the Easter Bunny and deliver colorful eggs and candy. Instead, the rabbit heads to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune.
When in Los Angeles, E.B. is hit by a car. After the driver gets over the shock of a talking bunny, he takes E.B. into his home to recover. But soon he tires of the irrepressible rabbit and tries to dump him, unsuccessfully.
Russell Brand ( Get Him to the Greek) voices the Easter Bunny and James Marsden ( Death at a Funeral) plays his human caretaker.
Directed by Tim Hill ( Alvin & the Chipmunks) and costarring David Hasselhoff, Kaley Cuoco ( Big Bang Theory), Hank Azaria (from the upcoming Smurfs), comedian Chelsea Handler, and Hugh Laurie ( House).
Brand will next be seen in Arthur, the remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore classic about a drunken rich guy.
Helen Mirren costars in the role originally played by John Gielgud and Jennifer Garner plays Liza Minnelli's role as the intended bride.
Marsden will appear later in 2011 in Nailed with Jake Gyllenhaal and in the remake of Sam Peckinpah's classic Straw Dogs, costarring and Alexander Skarsgard.
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