Ben Franklin: Werewolf Cousin
Justin Long as Brody Franklin
John Lithgow as Ben Franklin
Anna Faris as Maggie Wilson
Cam Gigandet as Dirk “The Jerk” Taylor
Abigail Breslin as Aimee Franklin
and Ed Asner as Old Man Roberts
Estimated Budget: $35,000,000
Estimated Box Office: $20,000,000 (Domestic), $25,000,000 International ($20,000,000 from France)
Down-on-his-luck nerd Brody Fanklin (Justin Long) is the type of guy who proves that the saying “Nice guys finish last” is true. Brody spends his time working at the local video store owned by the kindly Old Man Roberts (Ed Asner) and arguing about things like Star Wars vs Star Trek with his nerd friends. Brody is also a dreamer: He longs to one day be a successful outdoor swimming pool designer and has harbored a crush on beautiful Maggie Wilson (Anna Faris) ever since High School when she turned down his prom invitation. Maggie’s boyfriend, Dirk “The Jerk” Taylor (Cam Gigandet) has spent decades making sure Brody’s life is a living nightmare.
One night when playing Scrabble with his wise-beyond-her-years younger sister Aimee (Abigail Breslin), Brody wishes that he could ask his most famous ancestor, Benjamin Franklin, founding father of the United States of America, for advice about how to achieve his goals. But Brody forgot one thing: You should be careful what you wish for!
You won’t want to miss the hi-jinks as Brody teams up with his famous(ly uncontrollable!) cousin to save Old Man Roberts’ struggling video shop, work towards becoming a world-renowned swimming pool designer, and maybe even get a second chance at scoring a date with Maggie! Ben Franklin: Werewolf Cousin is a radical comedy that will have you howling with laughter
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