What do you think of when I say the words “stock photos”? Do you think of two professionally clad adults shaking hands and uncontrollably beaming? Or perhaps you think of a bunch of campy business executives grinning bizarrely at a computer. Or better still, you think of a woman sitting alone in a room and laughing hysterically while eating a salad.
Stock photos are full stop hilarious. How forced are the set ups? How bizarre would these moments look if they happened IRL? Well Dave Franco and Vince Vaughn just made stock photos LOL funny for a totally different reason.
Franco, Vaughn, and others posed for a whole bunch of stock photos to promote their new movie, Unfinished Business, which comes out this Friday. The movie is about a business trip that goes awry. Specifically, the synopsis states, “What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable — and unimaginable — way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.” Wowza.
We think these promotional stock photos, created by Twentieth Century Fox and Getty Images, are the perfect accoutrement. It’s clear that the brains behind this operation are aware of just how awkward and sterile stock photos are, and they’re playing it up for lots of laughs.
You can download the images here, or check them out below.
We’re still laughing, FYI.