You People is an upcoming American buddy comedy film directed by Kenya Barris and co-written by Jonah Hill.
Netflix plans to release You, People, on January 27, 2023.
See Jonah Hill Clash With Eddie Murphy and Nia Long in the ‘you People’ Trailer
Eddie Murphy and Nia Long’s new comedy features some awkward interactions with Jonah Hill.
On Monday, Netflix released the first trailer for You People, written by Hill, 38, and directed by Kenya Barris of Black-ish.
In it, Hill plays Ezra Cohen, who tries to persuade his girlfriend Amira Mohammed’s parents (Murphy and Long) that he would be a “good husband” to their daughter. Murphy and Long, on the other hand, are not convinced. Hill’s parents are played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny, though they do not appear in the teaser trailer.
Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani “La La” Anthony, and Bryan Greenberg also appear in the film.
Long, 52, told The Hollywood Reporter that she’s “wanted to work with Eddie Murphy my entire life and I’ve never gotten the job” until now. She described You, People, as “funny” in its approach to antisemitism and racism.
You People Are Coming to Dinner
“Oh, the turn tables.” At least, that’s what Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill probably want you to think when you watch You People, their upcoming rom-com in the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner cinematic tradition.
In Barris and Hill’s version, the roles are reversed: This time, it’s a white man (Hill) asking his Black fiancée’s (Lauren London) parents to bless the marriage. Hill is a fish out of water in the film’s first teaser trailer, sitting in an L.A. diner in a Black neighborhood.
“You want to marry my daughter?” Eddie Murphy grills his potential son-in-law. “So do you hang out in the hood all the time, or do you just come here for our food and women?” Her wife Nia Long nods along in approval to Murphy’s line of questioning. Hill, despite his best efforts, can’t help putting his foot in his mouth: “If Amira and I had a baby, it would be a very nice baby.
Mixed-race people are really awesome.” The film — co-written by Barris and Hill — is the Black-ish creator’s feature directorial debut (and the natural endpoint of nearly a decade’s worth of Barris-led sitcoms that try to think about Blackness today).
You People hits Netflix on January 27.