FULL TRAILER FOR UNIVERSAL PICTURES' EVAN ALMIGHTY TO PREMIERE DURING NBC'S "NIGHT AT THE OFFICE" MARATHON ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- March 27, 2007 -- The trailer for Universal Pictures' event comedy Evan Almighty will debut on Thursday, March 29, during the marathon of NBC's The Office. NBC will premiere the trailer during its "Night at the Office" event, in which airings of multiple episodes of the hit sitcom will air over the course of that evening's prime time (8 pm - 11 pm Eastern/Pacific; 7 pm - 10 pm Central).
Additionally, the feature comedy trailer will be promoted on the entertainment news program Access Hollywood during both the Wednesday and Thursday editions of the show.
Steve Carell, reprising his role as the polished, preening newscaster Evan Baxter of Bruce Almighty, is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission in the hilarious new comedy Evan Almighty. Blockbuster comedy director Tom Shadyac (The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty) returns behind the camera for this next episode of divine intervention. This time, however, his cast grows two-by-two.
Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God (Morgan Freeman) appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions...
Evan Almighty also stars Lauren Graham, John Goodman, John Michael Higgins, Jimmy Bennett, Wanda Sykes and Jonah Hill. The film will be released on June 22, 2007.
About The Office
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About Universal Pictures
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