Kumail Nanjiani Is Coming to Dinner in Michael Showalter’s ‘The Big Sick’ Trailer

As a filmmaker, Michael Showalter has shown an almost Nancy Meyers-level devotion to playing with the rom-com. After playing with rom-com tropes in his directorial debut, The Baxter, he and co-writer/director David Wain then outright spoofed the genre with They Came Together. His sophomore feature, 2015’s Hello, My Name Is Doris, saw Showalter do a more dramatic play on rom-coms with a tale of a largely unrequited May-December affair. Now, he’s back in that mis-matched dramedy mode for with the Judd Apatow-produced Sundance hit The Big Sick. Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani stars alongside Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Ramano in a rom-com about a coma, culture clash, and a touch of outright racism. Nanjiani also wrote the semi-autobiographical tale with his real-life wife, writer-producer Emily Gordon. After seeing the trailer above, her parents are definitely going to be giving her a call.

The Big Sick hits theaters July 14.

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