Oscar season is now in the rearview, and the months of tentpole/blockbuster fare lie ahead and in terms of star power, it won’t get much bigger this summer than “Larry Crowne” with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
Last night, Hanks hit “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where he debuted the first clip from the film (via Cinematical; see below) and it’s kind of nice to see the actor in full on comedy mode. The film follows the titular character (Hanks) who loses his job and is forced go to back to school, with Roberts playing his teacher. The picture boasts a tremendous ensemble including Peter Scolari, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Jon Seda, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Rami Malek, Malcolm Barrett, Maria Canals Barrera, George Takei, Holmes Osborne, Pam Grier, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Dale Dye and Bob Stephenson.
“Larry Crowne” opens on July 1st. The scene starts at about the one minute mark.