‘Corner Office’ Trailer: Jon Hamm Goes Back To Work In New Workplace Dark Comedy

Jon Hamm will always be most-closely associated with Mad Men, one of the great workplace dramas ever put to TV.  Now Hamm heads back into the office for an entirely different look at the daily grind, Corner Office, a dark comedy in the vein of Office Space.

Hamm is joined by Sarah Gadon, Danny Pudi, and Christopher Heyerdahl in the adaptation of Jonas Karlsson‘s novel The Room about an office misfit who has grown disillusioned with corporate life. But when he discovers a mysterious room, it unleashes his full potential and a quick rise up the corporate ladder.

The film is directed by Joachim Back from a script by Ted Kupper.

Here’s the synopsis: In this workplace comedy reminiscent of Office Space and “Severance,” misfit Orson (Jon Hamm) finds himself trapped in the absurdities of corporate life. As The Authority’s newest employee, Orson finds it difficult to connect with his enigmatic desk mate, Rakesh, as well as with the rest of his colleagues. His alienation deepens when he discovers a room he’s told doesn’t exist – a place that unleashes his true potential, leading to an ascent up the corporate ladder. Buoyed by his newfound confidence, Orson invites a receptionist into his sanctuary, sparking a climactic clash between the corporate world’s harsh realities and his own wild fantasies.

Corner Office hits theaters and VOD on August 4th.

Travis Hopson
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