Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for writer/director Alexander Payne’s (The Descendants, Sideways) upcoming social satire Downsizing. The film “imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek and wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Hong Chau, Laura Dern, Neil Patrick Harris, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Joaquim de Almeida, Margo Martindale, Neicy Nash, Maribeth Monroe, Udo Kier, Kerri Kenney, Rolf Lassgard and Donna Lynne Champlin also star. Downsizing opens in theaters December 22, 2017.