Trailer released for Charlie Day’s directorial debut Fool’s Paradise

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Actor Charlie Day makes his feature directorial debut with Fool’s Paradise, which he will also star in – here’s the trailer.

Charlie Day will always be inexorably intertwined with Charlie Kelly, the downtrodden, downright disgusting character he plays on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which he co-writes alongside Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. The show is currently in its fifteenth season and is the longest running live action US sitcom in history.

After featuring in several successful comedies, including the Horrible Bosses films and voicing Luigi in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which is currently in cinemas, Day now makes his feature directorial debut with Fool’s Paradise.

The official synopsis reads as follows:

A satirical comedy about a down on his luck publicist, who gets his lucky break when he discovers that a man recently released from a mental health facility looks exactly like a method actor who refuses to leave his trailer. With the help of a powerful producer, the publicist helps the man become a huge star, even marrying his beautiful leading lady. Their adventures lead them to cross paths with drunken costars, irreverent unhoused action heroes, unpredictable directors, super agent, and power-mad moguls. Fame and fortune are not all they’re cracked up to be, and the two men must fight their way back to the things that matter the most..

As well as writing and directing, Day also takes on the dual role of a Chaplin-esque silent character recently released from a mental institution, and the method actor who is his doppelganger. The starry ensemble includes his Horrible Bosses cohorts Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Edie Falco, Common, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Jimmi Simpson, and John Malkovich. On a more poignant note, it also marks one of the final film roles of the late Ray Liotta.

Fool’s Paradise is due to be released on the 12th May in the US, with a UK release date yet to be announced. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Watch the trailer below:

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