‘Ride The Eagle’: Jake Johnson Fulfills Susan Sarandon’s Wishlist In New Trailer

Some people leave a will when they die. In the new movie Ride The Eagle, Jake Johnson must complete a series of tasks in order to inherit his mother’s  cabin (Susan Sarandon). Of course, as movies go, he learns about himself and his mom along the way.

Johnson, known for playing lovable grump Nick Miller on New Girl, co-wrote the screenplay with Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, No Activity). He and Sarandon are joined by The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons.

The official synopsis is as follows.

When Leif’s (Jake Johnson) estranged mother Honey (Susan Sarandon) dies she leaves him a ‘conditional inheritance’. Before he can move into her picturesque Yosemite cabin, he has to complete her elaborate, and sometimes dubious, to-do list. Leif and Nora, his canine BFF, step into Honey’s wild world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.

You can catch Ride The Eagle when it hits theaters and on-demand July 30.

Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.