• Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm are spies next door in 'Keeping Up With The Joneses'. (Fox Film Distributors)Source: Fox Film Distributors
'Superbad' director tackles neighbourhood crime caper.
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23 Jun 2016 - 3:14 PM  UPDATED 23 Jun 2016 - 3:14 PM

Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot are too perfect to be ordinary new neighbours in 20th Century Fox's first trailer for the action-comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses.

"You know, there's something off about them -- they're both so overly accomplished," Isla Fisher's character, Karen Gaffney observes. In the film, Fisher plays a suburban wife to Zach Galifianakis.

It turns out that their gorgeous and sophisticated new neighbours, Tim and Diana Jones, are covert operatives who soon come under attack.

"Here's the thing about trust -- once it's gone, bad things can happen," Hamm's character tells his neighbour, forebodingly.

Fisher and Galifianakis are soon embroiled in an international espionage caper with plenty of gunplay and car chases.

In one sequence, Hamm and Gadot point guns at their neighbours as Hamm shouts, "Get in the car." But the tension breaks when Galifianakis makes a run for it, leaving his wife at the hands of the operatives. "You can't be serious," Hamm scoffs.

The film is directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad) from a screenplay written by Michael LeSieur. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.

Maribeth Monroe, Michael Liu, Matt Walsh and Ari Shaffir round out the cast.

Keeping Up With the Joneses will hit Australian cinemas on October 20.

Watch the trailer