Erin Strecker
June 06, 2013 AT 08:52 PM EDT

As fans of Ron Swanson know, Nick Offerman has no problem playing an intimidating guy.

So naturally it’s a treat to watch him play a tough-guy father in the new comedy The Kings of Summer, a coming-of-age story about three teenagers who run away from home one summer to explore and build a house in the woods. In addition to Offerman’s wife, Megan Mullally, the film also stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, and Moises Arias.

In a recent interview with EW, Offerman filled readers in on what drew him to the coming-of-age project.”When I read the [Kings of Summer] script by Chris Galletta, I was really taken with the emotional throughline of the kids wanting to come-of-age by running away from their overbearing parents and building. I’m all for kids building anything, let alone a supercool two-story house in the woods.”

Check out the exclusive poster designed by artist Jon Wilcox below:

The Kings of Summer is now playing in select cities and will expand to more theaters Friday, June 7.

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