– by Joseph Jammer Medina


With a worldwide box office gross of $270 million off an $18 million budget, it was inevitable that “Neighbors” would be getting a sequel. What’s more, many people who still had this notion that Zac Efron was nothing more than a “High School Musical” pretty boy saw the actor’s comedic chops for the first time. Despite the film ending on relatively final terms, that’s never stopped a sequel from happening (I’m looking at you, “The Hangover”).

The film’s sequel, “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” is due out on May 20, 2016, a short four months away from this writing. Of course, returning to reprise their roles will be Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne, though while I’m excited to see these three come back, I think I’m more excited to see how they incorporate the incredibly talented Chloë Grace Moretz into the mix. Not only has the actress proven she can act in practically any dramatic role, but in addition to all her more comedic film roles, her small bit in “30 Rock” also showed her great timing and overall sense of humor.

While the trailer won’t hit until this coming Tuesday, below we have a new one-sheet from the folks over at Universal, along with a press release. Check them out below!

“Returning stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne are joined by Chloë Grace Moretz for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the follow-up to 2014’s most popular original comedy.  Nicholas Stoller again directs in a film that follows what happens when the will of parenthood goes against the bonds of sisterhood.”
“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.”

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” gets a new trailer this coming Tuesday on January 19, and the film itself hits theaters on May 20, 2016.

SOURCE: Universal

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.