20th Century Fox has released the red band trailer and the all-ages green band trailer for their upcoming comedy Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Golden Hawn. The studio has set a May 12, 2017 release date for this comedy, which just happens to fall on Mother’s Day weekend. This comedy will go up against Warner Bros.’ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and High Top Releasing’s Lowriders, while arriving one week after the highly-anticipated superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017.
The story centers on Amy Schumer‘s character, who we see in the trailer’s opening moments, courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Her boyfriend (Randall Park) has just broken up with her, before their trip to South America. Dejected, she visits her mother (Goldie Hawn), and decides to take her on the trip instead. Just as they start to have the time of their lives, they’re both abducted and must find a way to get out of the jungle alive. The green band trailer even makes a reference to 20th Century Fox’s hit Taken franchise, which also centers on an abduction.
The supporting cast includes Ike Barinholtz, Christopher Meloni, Wanda Sykes, Oscar Jaenada and Colin Quinn. Jonathan Levine directs this action comedy from a script by Katie Dippold, who most recently wrote the Ghostbusters reboot. She also wrote the smash hit comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and served as a staff writer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Fox’s MadTV. Jonathan Levine most recently directed last year’s holiday comedy The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.
Amy Schumer has had breakout success over the past few years, thanks to her hit Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer and the hit big screen comedy Trainwreck, which she starred in and wrote the screenplay for, with Judd Apatow directing. She made headlines earlier this month when she signed on to star in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie. The story is set in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.
Amy Schumer is also developing an untitled comedy project that she will star in alongside Jennifer Lawrence, where the two actresses will play sisters. Both Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence wrote the screenplay, but it isn’t known if a director is attached to that project yet, and when it might begin filming. If the two trailers for Snatched weren’t enough, we also have the first photos from this upcoming comedy, which you can check out underneath both trailers.