There are few better things than watching Jon Hamm let loose on the big screen, especially after so many years of internal brooding as the one and only Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” which means everyone should keep an eye out for “Keeping Up With The Joneses.” Directed by Greg Mottola of “Superbad” fame, “Joneses” centers around two suburban couples — one played by Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakas, the other by Hamm and Gal Gadot — who get in way over their heads when it is revealed that the latter are actually spies.
The official synopsis from 20th Century Fox reads: “An ordinary suburban couple (Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Hamm, Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.”
Fisher and Galifianakas are already comedy superstars and look right at home, so consider Hamm and Gadot to be the real draws here. Gadot is currently coming off her role as Wonder Women in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which was easily one of the best parts of the blockbuster, and Hamm has hinted at brilliant comedic timing in various cameos, from “Bridesmaids” to “30 Rock” and more. The chance to see these two go toe-to-two with comedy vets like Fisher and Galifianakas should make for comedy heaven.
“Keeping Up With The Joneses” is set for release on October 12. Watch the debut trailer below.