Nick Offerman exhibits hints of his Parks and Recreation character, Ron Swanson, in the new trailer for indie comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me.
The film was produced by Offerman and directed by Bob Byington. The offbeat sensibility in the trailer suits a plot that's described, simply, as a "comedy about a man [Offerman], his best friend (Keith Poulson), and the woman they both adore (Jess Weixler, Teeth) watching their lives fly by," according to the synopsis.
Somebody also features his wife, Megan Mullally, who has starred in several episodes of Parks and Rec as Swanson's ex-wife.
As The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Dalton noted in an advance review, "merely trying to describe this busy plot does a disservice to Somebody Up There Likes Me. The film’s pleasures lie more in all the droll one-liners, surreal logical leaps and stoner-friendly philosophical nuggets that Byington manages to squeeze into its brisk 75 minutes."
The film made its debut at SXSW in 2012, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival and was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will hit select theaters on March 8.
Watch the trailer below:
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- Nick Offerman
- Ron Swanson
- Jess Weixler
- Megan Mullally