‘The Big Sick’ Trailer Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan

The Big Sick
Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in ‘The Big Sick (Photo by Sarah Shatz)

Lionsgate and Amazon Studios just released a new trailer for the comedy movie The Big Sick directed by Michael Showalter (Hello My Name is Doris). The film’s based on a true story and was written by Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily V. Gordon. Nanjiani also stars in the film alongside Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Adeel Akhtar, Zenobia Shroff, Anupam Kher and Ray Romano. The Big Sick gets a limited release on June 23, 2017 followed by a wide release on July 14, 2017.

The Plot: Based on the real-life courtship courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Hunter and Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of- war between his family and his heart.