Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for You People — the star-studded comedy marking the feature directorial debut of TV titan Kenya Barris (Black-ish). The film toplined by Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny, Eddie Murphy and Nia Long is slated for release on the platform on January 27.
Written by Hill and Barris, You People follows Ezra Cohen (Hill) and Amira Mohammed (London), who after being brought together by a rideshare mix-up in L.A., find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested by their respective families: Ezra’s progressive and semi-woke parents (Louis-Dreyfus and Duchovny) and Amira’s unyielding yet concerned parents (Murphy and Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly.
Near the start of the film’s trailer, Ezra confides to a friend (Sam Jay) his fear that he’s “never going to meet a woman who understands [him].”
“I don’t think I’ve heard of a man ever who wanted to be in a relationship so bad. Besides Drake,” responds Jay’s character. “And I’m talking Views Drake.”
We later watch as Ezra leaves work and steps into London’s car, believing she’s his Uber driver. And while she’s initially freaked out by Ezra’s intrusion into her space, she eventually laughs the whole thing off after she sees how much she actually does look like the driver Ezra had requested.
Ezra offers to make up for the “insane” misunderstanding by taking Amira out, and soon, the pair are preparing to meet one another’s families, as Ezra plans his proposal.
“What’s going on? Tell me about life. How are you?” Ezra enthusiastically asks Amira’s parents in a meeting at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. Murphy’s Akbar then turns to Long’s Fatima and deadpans, “This is your white granddaddy come back to haunt me.
“So you want to marry my daughter?” Akbar goes on to say. “Well, Ezra, you can try.”
Barris’ first feature also stars Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony and Bryan Greenberg. Hill and Barris produced the pic alongside Kevin Misher. Its exec producers are David Hyman, Matt Dines, Hale Rothstein, Alison Goodwin, Mychelle Deschamps, Andy Berman and Charisse Hewitt-Webster.
Watch the trailer for You People by clicking above.