The trio that bought us 2011 comedy drama 50/50 – Jonathan Levine, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, have once again teamed up to create a new film set in the holiday season, originally titled X-Mas. In the run up to the film’s November release, the title has been changed to The Night Before.
The story is to revolve around three childhood friends Ethan, Isaac and Chris, played by Gordon-Levitt, Rogan and Anthony Mackie respectively, who come together for one last Christmas reunion before deeming themselves ‘too old’ for their tradition. In an attempt to go out in style, the trio attempt to find the Nutcracka Ball – the most notorious of Christmas Parties.
Levine co-wrote the script with Seth Rogen’s long-time professional partner Evan Godlberg, with screenwriting credit also being awarded to Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir. Lizzie Caplan, Jillian Bell, Mindy Kaling and Michael Shannon make up the supporting cast. The Night Before is set for a November 25 release. You can watch the trailer below.