Tropic Thunder – a film in a movie


Tropic Thunder is a action comedy directed and starring Ben Stiller. The movie plot follows the story of a band of actors who are in the process of filming a War movie, when the director shooting the film gets angry with them, and decides to actually leave them in the middle of a real war. On the cast list we have Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. who make up the main trio of actors along with Stiller. With a whole host of cameos and funny people starring in this movie i can see it being a solid summer comedy. Among the extras we have Steve Coogan, Nick Nolte and rumoured cameos by Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise, although the last two are not confirmed and they don’t appear in the trailer showing at the moment.

Stiller’s last directed movie was the very very funny Zoolander and from the trailer Tropic Thunder looks as though it could be in the same league with similarly good choices in the cast and on the cameo list.

The new trailer is out and you can take a look at it on the official Tropic Thunder website here, and currently the movie is set for a end of summer Aug 2008 release.