Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill), the hopeless romantic co-host of a podcast about Black culture, spends his days wondering when it’s his turn to find love. He has nearly given up on this pursuit when, lo and behold, Amira (Lauren London), a beautiful Black fashion designer, falls seemingly straight from heaven and into his life. The young lovebirds proceed to fall head over heels for one another, and their budding relationship might as well have been snagged straight out of a fairytale—that is, until Ezra decides to pop the question, and seeks to secure the approval of Amira’s parents.
Of course, this noble quest proves to be anything but smooth. Ezra quickly clashes with Amira’s parents: Stern, devout Muslims Akbar (Eddie Murphy) and Fatima (Nia Long). And from painfully awkward family dinners to one particularly difficult to watch bachelorette party, hilarity swiftly ensues.
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I’ve always suspected that Martin Scorsese might be a Deadhead, (he produced the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip in 2017), but now we have confirmation.
According to Deadline, the filmmaker is slated to direct and produce a biopic about the band’s frontman, Jerry Garcia, starring Jonah Hill—also attached as a producer—as the legendary hippie shredder.
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