TRAILER: Jack Black and James Marsden in New Orleans-Shot ‘The D Train’

by Jordan McGuire on April 3, 2015

Jack Black is easily one of my top ten favorite people of all time. He is the front-man of one of my favorite bands of all time, Tenacious D, and is a vibrant and spasmodic actor that fills me with joy. His latest film The D Train was showcased at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was well received.

Jack Black plays Dan Landsman, the head of his high school reunion committee, he has the task of convincing his former classmates to attend their reunion. He was the loser who wishes to claim fame with the help of the most popular guy from his high school, Oliver Lawless (James Marsden).

James Marsden has made frequent stops in New Orleans to film movies including The D Train, The Best of Me and The Loft. Check out The SceneCast episode that includes Marsden’s work out regiment for The Best Of Me here.

The D Train is a dramedy directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel. The film also stars effortlessly funny Jeffrey Tambor and one of the funniest females on the planet Kathryn Hahn. The D Train will race into theaters May 8.

Read IFC Films synopsis below:

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marden’s most outrageous performances to date, THE D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor.