First Look at Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell in 'The Way, Way Back'
Alexander Payne's The Descendants was a strong drama that won a bunch of awards earlier this year, and though Payne's direction was solid and Clooney's acting was stellar as always, a large part of the film's success can be attributed to co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Their script went on to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and gave the duo some much-needed clout in Hollywood. They decided to move behind the camera to direct their first feature called The Way, Way Back which they also wrote, and now we have our first official look at the film. See the photo below with Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and more.
The story seems to share some common ground with Greg Mottola's film Adventureland, as the teenage protagonist (Liam James) has trouble with his mother (Collette) and her new husband (Carell) so he gets a job at a local waterpark and befriends the affable manager (Rockwell). This photo obviously isn't much, but it gives us a good sense of a confrontation between Carell and Rockwell, which has the makings of being very entertaining. We're all looking forward to seeing what Faxon, who has had small parts in movies like Orange County and Bad Teacher, and Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on NBC's "Community," can do behind the camera on their first attempt, so stay tuned for a trailer, release date and more information as it hits.