Tiffany Haddish stars in a wildly rambunctious trailer for The Oath, a comedy that takes on our current political climate.
Haddish plays Kai, the wife of Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a man who is, as the official description states, “a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie.” Chris and Kai learn that Americans are being asked to sign an oath of loyalty to the president, with the deadline being the day after Thanksgiving. Their initial reaction is a refusal.
But, according to the description:
“As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails. As timely as it is outrageous, The Oath is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.”
The trailer shows just how horrible this Thanksgiving turns out to be, with people pulling weapons on each other and Haddish getting tased.
The Oath, distributed by Roadside Attractions, is written and directed by Barinholtz and produced by Barinhotz, Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, David Stassen and Andrew Robinson. Haddish also serves as executive producer with Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Kristen Murtha. The Oath also stars Carrie Brownstein, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn and Chris Ellis.
Watch the trailer below: