TJ Miller parasailed onto a speedboat off the beach at Cannes to promote his upcoming film, The Emoji Movie. The comedian-turned-actor made a safe landing, only to then fall into the sea and perform the rest of the event soaked.
The stunt preceded his unveiling of the first official trailer for the film, in which Miller stars as Gene, an emoji that teams up with notorious code-breaker Jailbreak (Anna Faris) on an adventure through a teenager’s phone. The Emoji Movie co-stars James Corden, Steven Wright and Rob Riggle, along with Patrick Stewart, who plays the Poop emoji.
Directed by Tony Leondis and produced by Michelle Raimo, the film was written by Mike White and Eric Siegel. The trailer started after Miller pressed a big button, which also launched confetti into the air. “Confetti canons!?” screamed Miller. “I mean Sony’s gone all out. Hashtag Emoji Movie.” The film will hit the Indian screens on August 11.