From Todd Phillips, the director of the smash comedy “The Hangover,” comes “Due Date” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as two unlikely companions who are thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous.
In the film, Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan—on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.
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|Robert Downey Jr. is Peter Highman, an architect on his way back to L.A. from a business trip in Atlanta. He’s on a tight schedule because his wife is expecting their first child and the date is all set.|
|Zach Galifianakis is Ethan Tremblay, who stars as the human lightning rod for trouble. Ethan lives in his own head. He has no talent, and he’s on his way to Hollywood to capitalize on that.|
|Jamie Foxx, who recently starred with Downey in “The Soloist,” comes aboard in the role of Peter’s old college buddy, Darryl.|
The entire shoot of “Due Date” has been fuelled with an “anything goes” spirit of improvisation, according to Todd Phillips, director. “They throw lines at each other, but we normally talk about it before,” he says. “Still, the spirit of improvising is in the film in a way that makes it feel alive.”
Opening across the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 5, “Due Date” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.