04/04/2011 06:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Best And The Brightest' Trailer: Neil Patrick Harris In Dirty New Comedy (VIDEO)

Call him the ee cummings of dirty text messages. Or, the plagiarist of the ee cummings of dirty text messages.

Neil Patrick Harris stars in the upcoming film, "The Best and the Brightest," as a boring, IT professional dad looking to get his daughter into a prestigious kindergarten (note: they live in New York City, where these things happen). He has no prestige of his own to offer -- until he gets coerced into to pretending that he's a poet.

Of course, he's never written a thing past his high school yearbook, but he's got a friend with a writer's touch. In comes Peter Serafinowicz, star British comedian, who has a thing with words. In text messages. Dirty text messages.

Farcical escalations ensue, with Patrick Harris suddenly becoming the toast of clueless New York City high society.

The film hits theaters this summer; watch the trailer below.