At last, the first trailer for Netflix’s star-studded “You People” rom-com has finally arrived. The Kenya Barris-directed comedy stars Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Lauren London, and Nia Long in a “Guess Who”-meets-“Meet the Fockers” scenario when cultures clash over an impending marriage proposal.
In the film’s trailer, released on Dec. 5, Hill’s Ezra has an intense sit-down meeting with Murphy’s Akbar and Long’s Fatima to ask for permission to marry their daughter Amira (London). However, the protective parents aren’t exactly receptive to marrying off their Black daughter to a strange white man they barely know. “So, do you hang in the hood all the time, or do you just come here for our food and women?” Murphy asks bluntly in the clip.
Excitement for “You People” rose earlier this year when first-look photos from the movie went viral on social media — partially because of its stacked cast of comedy legends and well-known stars. Based on Barris’s track record (“Black-ish,” “#BlackAF,” 2019’s “Shaft,” “Coming 2 America”), viewers are definitely in for lots of laughs in his forthcoming movie.
Read ahead for everything we know about “You People,” including when it starts streaming on Netflix.