New comedy from the writers of ‘The Hangover’ will screen at Ireland’s new film festival in August.

MOVIE FEST is a new addition to Ireland’s movie calendar, coming to Dublin’s cineworld on the weekend of August 13th 2011. Inspired by Empire’s Movie Con event in London, MOVIE FEST aims to bring the best movie footage from San Diego’s Comic Con to Irish audiences.
The movie extravaganza has the support of all the big film studios to bring you new trailers, extended preview footage, exclusive behind the scenes clips and give a taste of movies scheduled for late 2011 into 2012.

MOVIE FEST will also screen a number of film premieres, bringing you exclusive preview screenings of highly anticipated blockbusters.

Last week we announced that Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens will preview at MOVIE FEST, click here

This week, we are delighted to announce that future comedy smash THE CHANGE-UP, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman will be screened at the festival. 

We will be making more line-up announcements here on Movies.ie over the coming weeks, plus keep an eye on our Facebook page and on our Movie Fest page for more details on the festival.  

WATCH THE CHANGE-UP TRAILER

MORE ABOUT THE CHANGE-UP
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change-Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click). The R-rated comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff.

Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they’ve slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch’s stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.

Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave’s worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other’s bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out.

Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other’s lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave’s sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch’s estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

 

CAST
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin

SAVE THE DATE :
MOVIE FEST TAKES PLACE OVER TWO DAYS IN DUBLIN’S CINEWORLD ON AUGUST 13TH & 14th 2011.

EACH DAY WILL HAVE PREVIEW SCREENINGS OF UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTERS, AT LEAST TWO PREMIERES EACH DAY.
PLUS SEE MOVIE FOOTAGE FROM COMIC-CON, TRAILERS & EXCLUSIVE CLIPS FROM UPCOMING MOVIES SPREAD OUT OVER THE TWO DAYS.

CHECK OUT WWW.MOVIES.IE/FEST FOR MORE LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENTS AND TICKET INFORMATION.