Stephen Dorff in First Trailer for Superhero Comedy 'American Hero'
"Melvin is not like other people…" "What you've got is a gift." Screen Media has unleashed a trailer for the dark comedy American Hero, about a guy who has telekinetic abilities, but doesn't use them for much other than to fuel his addiction to drugs and alcohol. After barely surviving one day, he has a change of heart and realizes he has to fight back. Stephen Dorff plays the telekinetic, Melvin, and he seems like perfect casting for this kind of role. Though it's hard not to mention how much this reminds me of that Will Smith movie Hancock, or James Gunn's Super or even Chronicle a bit. This could actually be entertaining after all.
Here's the first official trailer for Nick Love's American Hero, in high def on Apple:
Melvin (Stephen Dorff), a reluctant hero who is far from super, has been suppressing his telekinetic powers for years with booze, drugs, and women. In the process, he has failed at practically everything, most of all as a parent to his son. After a brush with death, Melvin decides to use his powers for good and clean up the streets of New Orleans with the help of his best friend/definitely-not-a-sidekick, Lucille (Eddie Griffin). For a man who can do the impossible, it might be a fight even he can’t win. American Hero is both written and directed by English filmmaker Nick Love, of the films The Sweeney, The Firm and Outlaw previously. Screen Media Films will release American Hero in select theaters + VOD on December 11th.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
EggRoll on Nov 5, 2015
Looks fun but at the same time it's too much of a Chronicle meets Hancock. However, nice to see Dorff in a movie that looks worth our time.
Nash on Nov 5, 2015
My thoughts exactly ... He's an actor that can offer more than he usually does ...
shiboleth on Nov 6, 2015
remind alot like chronicle but more fun
Quynh Truong on Nov 5, 2015
T. Hakeem on Nov 5, 2015
If some one's heart stops beating for "several minutes" I believe they become severely handicapped. Other than that minor quibble, this looks pretty fun. I have not seen Eddie since DEUCE BIGALOW.
DAVIDPD on Nov 5, 2015
this rocks! on my list...
ari smulders on Nov 6, 2015
This is going to theaters? haha
Ty Webb on Nov 6, 2015
I like the look of that, will keep my eyes peeled.
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Virgie Calvo on Nov 6, 2015
Actually looks pretty cool.
ff on Nov 6, 2015
Damn, that actually looked pretty good.
John Doe on Nov 7, 2015
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Sherry Hart on Nov 7, 2015
I'm sold on this. Dorff is actually a really good actor, just gets shit roles. Dude needs a renaissance.
Crooked Mile on Nov 7, 2015
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