Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Tom Hanks and Hooch.
The key to a great buddy comedy is chemistry, and David Beckham and Kevin Hart clearly have it. The evidence is on display in their latest Modern Essentials teaser video for H&M’s autumn/winter ’16 collection.
This is the second go-around for team Hart and Becks. Last year’s campaign introduced the duo with a storyline that had Hart shadowing Beckham in order to play him in the biopic I, Beckham. This year’s teaser opens with the pair on the road, heading to Vegas with plans to stage I, Beckham: The Musical.
Again, the two are dressed alike in Beckham-approved H&M gear, and again Beckham plays a perfect Dean Martin to Hart’s Jerry Lewis. Normally when a pro athlete gets cast in a commercial as the straight man, he (or she) plays it as well as a block of wood. But Becks actually has some legit straight-man chops, performing his duties well as the personified eye-roll to Hart’s antics.
Needless to say, we’re looking forward to the full video, which will launch on September 26. For now, check out the 30-second clip: