Following its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won rave reviews across the board, Kumail Nanjiani‘s acclaimed film ‘The Big Sick’ has just premiered its new theatrical trailer.
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Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, ‘The Big Sick’ tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Written by Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, the story of their real-life courtship also stars Anupam Kher, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, and Zoe Kazan. It will be released in theaters by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate on June 23 in select cities followed by a nationwide rollout on July 14.