Lake Bell Poses as Simon Pegg’s Blind Date in First ‘Man Up’ Trailer (Video)

Ben Palmer directed the romantic comedy, which debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19

Last Updated: March 23, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

“Childrens Hospital” star Lake Bell affects a British accent to pose as Simon Pegg’s blind date in the first trailer for “Man Up,” a romantic comedy that debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19 in advance of its UK premiere.

Ben Palmer (“The InBetweeners Movie”) directed from a Brit List script by Tess Morris.

Bell plays Nancy, a cynical single woman who has sworn off dating until she meets Jack (Simon Pegg), a charming romantic who mistakes her for his 24-year-old blind date. Will Nancy “man up” and come clean, and if she does, can Jack “man up” and get over her little white lie? All will be revealed following a wild night full of wacky misunderstandings.

The film boasts a strong supporting cast of European stars including Olivia Williams, Ophelia Lovibond, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott, and Sharon Horgan.

“Man Up” doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet but it shouldn’t be long before some domestic distributor “mans up” and takes the plunge.

Watch the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo UK.

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