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Eddie Murphy intimidates Jonah Hill in trailer for 'You People'

Netflix has unveiled its first full trailer for the upcoming comedy You People, starring Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy. Set for release on January 27th, the project comes from the mind of Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who co-wrote the screenplay with Hill.

According to the film’s official synopsis, You People focuses on a new couple “examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations, and generational differences.”

As well as Hill and Murphy, You People co-stars: Nia Long, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony, Bryan Greenberg, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

In this first trailer, Hill’s Ezra Cohen is introduced to the distinctly unimpressed father of “boo” Amira, played by Nia Long. “This is your white grandaddy coming back to haunt me,” Murphy says during their awkward first meeting.

Things don’t get any better when Amira is introduced to Ezra’s parents, who blurt out microaggression after microaggression, all while trying to make themselves look as anti-racist as possible. “I think the police are f****** up to Black people,” Ezra’s mother declares at one point.

Of course, nothing can prepare Amira and Ezra for what will happen when their two families meet for the first time. “I’m familiar with what he said about the Jews,” Ezra’s mother says of American cleric and antisemitic conspiracy theorist Louis Farrakhan, causing Ezra to cringe.

Ezra and Amira are nevertheless determined to make their marriage work. “We’ve built a pretty awesome life together,” Ezra says. “We just need to protect it.” You People marks Barris’ directorial debut and lands on January 27th. Check out the trailer above.