Trailer Debut for Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock
by Alex Billington
March 26, 2009
After tackling martial arts, big green superheroes, gay cowboys, and WWII spies, Ang Lee decided to tackle hippies and Woodstock next. The first trailer for Taking Woodstock debuted earlier tonight on "Important Things with Demetri Martin" and thanks to SlashFilm, we've got it for your viewing pleasure below. Based on a true story, Taking Woodstock stars Demetri Martin as Elliot Tiber, a boy working at his parents' motel in the Catskills who agrees to host Woodstock in their backyard and inadvertently sets into motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. Check this out, as it looks quite fun.
Watch the first trailer for Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock:
Taking Woodstock is directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Ang Lee, of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, and Lust, Caution previously. The screenplay was written by Lee's writing partner James Schamus, of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, and Lust, Caution previously. This is based on Elliot Tiber and Tom Monte's book of the same name. In addition to Demetri Martin, this stars Eugene Levy, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and a whole boat load of other actors. Focus Features will be bringing Taking Woodstock to limited theaters on August 14th.