Must Watch: Fantastic Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants'
"I'm the back-up parent... the understudy." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first of what I'd call one of the true Oscar 2011 heavy weight contenders - an official trailer on Apple for Alexander Payne's new film The Descendants starring George Clooney. Based on the book by Kaui Hemmings, Clooney stars as Matt King, a man who is trying to take care of his family of two daughters while his wife is in the hospital. It looks phenomenal, like one of those late fall films that will sweep everyone away this year and I cannot wait. The cast includes: Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard. Watch below!
Watch the first official trailer for Alexander Payne's The Descendants:
You can also catch The Descendants trailer in High Definition on Apple
A land baron (Clooney) tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.
The Descendants is both written and directed by Oscar winning American filmmaker Alexander Payne, director of Election, About Schmidt and Sideways previously, plus a screenwriter for Jurassic Park III and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. The screenplay was actually co-written by Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, from Kaui Hart Hemmings' novel of the same name. Fox Searchlight will be bringing bringing The Descendants to limited theaters starting November 18th. We also expect to watch this at TIFF. Thoughts?