Finally, a proper look at the Sundance Film Festival charmer “The Big Sick” — which fetched big bucks from Amazon Studios after critics fell in love this past January.
The $12 million sale, which will see a theatrical distribution from Lionsgate this summer, is a Judd Apatow-produced comedy based on the real life (and really complicated) courtship of “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani and wife Emily Gordon.
The pair struggled with cultural customs of his devout family and, on top of that, a mystery illness that sent Gordon into a medically induced coma — forcing Nanjiani to contend with her parents.
Nanjiani and his on-screen father-in-law Ray Romano introduced the trailer on Tuesday.
“It’s about a fraternity that shows the best parties, I’m the kind of the frat. And I party so hard, “Romano said of the film, which opens in June.
“None of that is true,” Nanjiani says.
Watch the clip above, and read TheWrap’s “The Big Sick” Sundance review here.