Here's your fist look at Paul Rudd doing his best stoned Chewbacca impression in My Idiot Brother, a new comedy set to make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month. Although Rudd is usually cast in the straight man role, this latest character — pothead and fuck-up extraordinaire Ned — is definitely a bit out there. A plot synopsis of My Idiot Brother reads:
Despite looking for the good in every situation and the best in every person, Ned always seems to find himself holding the short end of the stick—being conned into selling pot to a uniformed cop, being dumped by his girlfriend, and worse yet, losing custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. When he turns to family, he is passed from sister to sister while he gets back on his feet. Ned’s best intentions produce hilariously disastrous results, bringing the family to the cusp of chaos and ultimately the brink of clarity.
Rudd stars in the comedy alongside Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer as his three sisters, with Rashida Jones and Steve Coogan in supporting roles.