Hilary Swank Struggles with ALS in First Trailer for 'You're Not You'
Awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gherig's disease) has been raised exponentially thanks to the online charity trend of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with donations going to the ALS Association, aiming to find a cure for the disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. All the talk about support to fight disease is mere coincidence as a film called You're Not You is on the way featuring Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who suddenly finds herself diagnosed by the disease, and hires an unconventional assistant, Emmy Rossum, to help her cope. It looks pretty conventional and very melodramatic, but also pretty uplifting on some level, I guess. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for George C. Wolfe's You're Not You, originally from EW:
You're Not You is directed by George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) and written by Jordan Roberts (3, 2, 1...Frankie Goes Boom) &Shana Feste (Country Strong). The film follows Kate (Hilary Swank), a woman who has been immobilized by ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease) and Bec (Emmy Rossum), the aimless and self-absorbed college student she hires to be her caregiver in spite of her husband's (Josh Duhamel) objections. What was supposed to be a part-time job becomes a life-changing experience for Bec as her relationship with Kate transforms her into a young woman with confidence and ambition. Marcia Gay Harden, Jason Ritter and more also star in the film eOne releases on VOD and in theaters October 10th.