Despite its title and premise about two dueling CIA agents, at its heart This Means War is a romantic comedy. This Means War stars Reese Witherspoon in a love triangle with CIA spooks Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (most recently seen in the astounding Warrior). The film’s trailer has premiered and illustrates what happens when two men who are trained to kill do battle for the affections of the same woman.
In a nice touch of casting where usually the leading lady is much younger than the two male costars dueling for her love, in This Means War, star Witherspoon is the veteran at 35, while Pine is 31 and Hardy is 34. What else sticks out from this impressive trailer? Chelsea Handler, leaving her late night talker behind to take the role as a confidante of Witherspoon.