Amazon Studios and Lionsgate have released a new trailer for the upcoming comedy The Big Sick, which is based on the real life courtship between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. the film stars Nanjiani as himself, with Zoe Kazan playing Gordon. Michael Showalter directed, with Nianjiani and Gordon penning the script.
The Big Sick opens in select cities June 23rd, with a nationwide rollout planned for July 14th.
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).