Albert BrooksAs Karina reported last month, the execs at Sony decided not to distribute Albert Brooks' Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World basically because they thought the title made it unlikely they'd get a return on their advertising investment. Happily, the film was quickly picked up by Warner Independent Pictures and will go into limited release in January. Even more happily, the trailer is now online, and it's hilarious. Granted, there's no one on earth who makes me laugh harder than Albert Brooks makes me laugh, so I'm predisposed to like anything he makes. But this thing will be funny even to people who have never heard of Albert Brooks, I promise.

Thank goodness Warner's grabbed this one - at least now we'll be able to make our own decisions about its quality, box office potential and, of course, crass insensitivity.

[via The Movie Blog]