First trailer for Will Ferrell comedy ‘Get Hard’ – watch

Ferrell stars as a crooked businessman who hires a tough guy to help him prepare for prison

The first trailer for Will Ferrell’s latest comedy film Get Hard has been released.

Ferrell stars in this “chalk and cheese” comedy as a crooked businessman who hires a supposed tough guy, played by Kevin Hart, to prepare him for his upcoming 10-year stint in prison.

The film’s official synopsis teases: “When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars.

“But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.”

Ferrell and Hart are flanked by a supporting cast that includes rapper TI, Community‘s Alison Brie and Parenthood‘s Craig T Nelson. Men In Black 3 screenwriter Etan Cohen makes his directorial debut, shooting from a script written by Key & Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.

Get Hard is scheduled to open in cinemas worldwide on March 27, 2015.