By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 1, 2012 at 11:21AM
When you're pulling together a comedy omnibus with shorts directed by Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks, Mike Judge, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Baker, Damon Escot and more, starring folks like Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jason Sudeikis, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi and Bobby Cannavale....you might understand that few deadlines might be missed. But after a couple of release date bumps, "Movie 43" is coming to theaters and some peeks have arrived.
The R-rated movie will certainly find some of the cast pushing the envelope, particularly Winslet whose story opposite Jackman is being kept secret. Though if folks at Harvard are anything to go by, she nails it. “I spoke at Harvard last year with my brother Bobby. People always ask if we’re going to do a dramatic movie, so we said we just did, with Kate Winslet, and told them, ‘Let’s show a little clip,’” producer Peter Farrelly told EW. “People were so stunned. I don’t think an audience at Harvard has ever laughed that hard. There’s the fact that Kate Winslet had the balls to just go for it.”
Among the other comedic tales? Faris will play the perfect housewife who wants her husband (played by real life hubby Pratt) to poop on her; Berry and Stephen Merchant get into a nasty game of truth or dare; Stone and Culkin play a couple who get back together at a supermarket; Butler plays a leprechaun in his short with Scott and Knoxville; and Bibb, Long, and Sudeikis are superheroes at a speed-dating party.
Check out the images below. "Movie 43" opens on January 25, 2013.