The trailer for the Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedic romp Dinner for Schmucks has hit the Netz. It’s directed by Jay Roach of Meet the Parents/Fockers fame, and Austin Powers in Goldmember infamy. The film tells the story of a rising executive who “succeeds” in finding the perfect guest, an IRS employee, for his boss’s monthly event, a so-called “dinner for idiots,” which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.
Dinner for Schmucks also stars Zach Galifianakis as a wannabe mind reader with a nicely groomed beard, and Bruce Greenwood as the boss/host of the degrading dinner party. I enjoy Rudd and Carell’s repoire from 40 Year Old Virgin, but something felt off in this trailer. The taxidermied mouse bit is the most intriguing aspect of the film right now. I’d see it just to get a glimpse of all the famous artwork Carell’s character recreates with dead rodent corpses. The Dali one is gonna be meeeeeessed up.
Check out the trailer below. Dinner for Schmucks gets served up July 23, 2010.