Watch: Red Band Trailer for Matthew Lillard's 'Fat Kid Rules the World
After making a bit of a comeback with a supporting role in The Descendants, actor Matthew Lillard (Scream), is now putting on a different hat by making his directorial debut with an indie called Fat Kid Rules the World, based on K.L. Going's novel of the same name, starring Jacob Wysocki from the Sundance selected film Terri with John C. Reilly. The film will have its premiere at SXSW tonight (stay tuned for Jeremy's coverage through the next week) and now THR has debuted the red band trailer. It looks like a fantastic coming-of-age film allowing both Wysocki and Lillard to break out even further. Watch it!
Here's the red band trailer for Matthew Lillard's Fat Kid Rules the World from THR:
Fat Kid Rules the World marks the feature directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard (The Descendants, Scream) and was written by Michael M.B. Glavin and Peter Speakman. Jacob Wysocki plays Troy Billings who is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band and has his eyes opened to music, life and much more. The film hits SXSW 2012 tonight, but has no official release date yet.