Neighbors – or as we ex-colonialists know it: Bad Neighbours (note the “u”) – was way funnier than I ever thought it would be. It also made a crap load of money. Shot on a budget of just $18 million, the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron R-rated comedy went on to make $270 million. So naturally: Sequel! Or rather, $equel! And that sequel now has an official title, poster and first trailer!
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising sees Efron and Rogen return as the respective hard partying campus stud and the young father who doesn’t want to face the fact that hes’ no longer cool. Also returning is Rose Byrne as Rogen’s wife, who helped her husband engage in one hell of a feud with Efron’s Teddy and his raucous fraternity next door in the first film. But this time around, the old enemies are teaming up to take on a new threat in an even rowdier girls fraternity led by Chloe Grace Moretz.
And by the looks of these two first slightly NSFW trailers – one domestic and one international – this could potentially be just as much of a comedic surprise as the first film (even though it doesn’t appear to have any rubber dildo fist fights, which is always a winner). Check ’em out below, after this really lengthy synopsis.
Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.
Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw.
Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.
Nick Stoller returns to direct and co-write Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which is scheduled for release locally on May 6, 2016.
Last Updated: January 20, 2016