After four years of playing the grim, joyless commander of the Night's Watch, it only makes sense that you would want to mix things up a bit and take on a comedy. And so Kit Harington joins Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg to co-star in 7 Days in Hell, a hilarious-looking mockumentary that will premiere on HBO on July 11 (starting July 8, you can stream the film on HBO Now and HBO Go). Samberg and Harington play rival pro tennis stars who faced off against each other in the longest match in history.
Samberg's character, Aaron Williams, is known as the "bad boy of tennis." He was taken in by Venus and Serena Williams' father, and trained alongside the real-life superstars (Serena gives this alternative history credibility by appearing in the film). Harington plays Williams' opponent, Charles Poole, an English player who's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. Dunham appears in 7 Days in Hell as a talking-head commentator, along with Will Forte and Fred Armisen. This odd but amazing cast is rounded out by Martin Sheen, June Squibb, and real-life players John McEnroe and Chris Evert.
In addition to just playing a week-long tennis match, Williams and Poole also get up to plenty of hijinks on the the court — including making out with a streaking fan and accidentally killing a spectator.
Watch the trailer below:
7 Days in Hell premieres at 10 p.m. ET on HBO on July 11, and starting July 8, you can stream the film on HBONow and HBO Go.
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