Roadside Attractions has released a new teaser trailer for the dark comedy The Oath starring Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz. The new trailer kicks off with the news Americans are being required to sign a “Patriots Oath,” and they have until the day following Thanksgiving to do so. As families gather together to celebrate the holiday, politics raises its ugly head and all hell breaks loose.
Ike Barinholtz (Central Intelligence, The Mindy Project) makes his feature film directorial debut with the comedy.
In addition to Barinholtz and Haddish, the cast includes John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, and Chris Ellis. The producers of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Jordan Peele’s Get Out – Sean McKittrick, and Ray Mansfield – produced the political comedy with Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Andrew Robinson. Tiffany Haddish, Edward H. Hamm Jr and Kristen Murtha executive produced.
Roadside Attractions will be releasing The Oath in limited theaters on October 12, 2018. The film will expand in additional cities on October 19, 2018.
The Plot: “A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in The Oath, a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal.
But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails. As timely as it is outrageous, The Oath is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.”