Tom Tykwer‘s A Hologram for the King (Lionsgate/Roadside, 4.22) is being sold as totally predictable, right-down-the-middle middle-aged redemption drama — healing, love, discovery, sandstorms. Based on a respected book by Dave Eggers. Who knows how good the film is? The trailer is clearly trying to make it look like Larry Crowne Goes To The Desert with Sarita Choudbury (remember her in Mississippi Massala?) in the Julia Roberts role. Plus the narration (and more particularly the vocal tone of the narrator) is deathly. Listen to the King trailer and then re-watch that ten-year-old Shining parody trailer [after the jump]. Same tone, same sing-song quality.