cedar rapids New Clip From ‘Cedar Rapids’ – Featuring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly & Isiah Whitlock Jr

The good folks over at Fox Searchlight have released this new clip from ‘Cedar Rapids’ featuring a pretty funny nod at The Wire from Isiah Whitlock Jr – the man who portrayed Senator Clay ”sheeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiitttttt” Davis in the show. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to warm a reception last night, it features an all-star cast in Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O’Malley, Rob Corddry, Isiah Whitlock Jr and Seth Morris. I’m stoked seeing Ed Helms in a lead role, he’s been churning out some great comedic performances over the last few years. Cedar Rapids will hit cinemas Feb. 11th, 2011.

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), “naive” is a gross understatement. He’s never left his small hometown. He’s never stayed at a hotel. And he’s never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional.