Worth Watching: Michelle Monaghan in the Trucker Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 24, 2009
I got an email tonight with that photo above and a press release for a film called Trucker. I remembered hearing about it and even found a trailer, since it premiered at Tribeca last year. Trucker stars Michelle Monaghan in an apparently Oscar worthy role as a trucker, alongside of Benjamin Bratt, Nathan Fillion, and Jimmy Bennett, who played the young James T. Kirk in Star Trek. It actually looks pretty good, but I'm ost intrigued by Kris Tapley's post at In Contention addressing the possibility that Monaghan is a strong Oscar contender because there are no other great Lead Actresses in the running. I'll be rooting for her!
Watch the trailer for Michelle Monaghan's Trucker:
Trucker tells the story of Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious young truck driver, who leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door. "I tried to make Trucker for a few years… One problem I was always faced with was finding a lead actress that really spoke to me on a gut level. I looked for a long time," says Mottern. "Then I saw Michelle Monaghan in North Country. Her performance in that film is outstanding."
Trucker is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker James Mottern, a former TV ariter. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2008 and didn't get picked up until this year. Monterey Media is finally bringing Trucker to very limited theaters starting on October 9th this fall. Interested?