Watch: First Trailer for Indie 'The Hollars' Directed by John Krasinski
"Mom said things haven't been great." Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a trailer for The Hollars, the indie comedy directed by actor John Krasinski, who also stars in the film. Similar to the other indie Other People, the story is about a son who returns home to spend time with his mother who has been diagnosed with cancer, and along the way deals with some of his own life problems. The ensemble cast includes Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary Kay Place, Margo Martindale, Josh Groban, Sharlto Copley and Randall Park. This wasn't really one of my favorites out of Sundance, but it has some charm to it, and the cast is fun together. You can see what it's about below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for John Krasinski's The Hollars, direct from SPC's YouTube:
Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation. The Hollars is the feature directorial debut of actor-filmmaker John Krasinski, directed from a script written by fellow filmmaker James C. Strouse (Grace Is Gone, The Winning Season, People Places Things). This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Sony Classics will release Krasinski's The Hollars in select theaters on August 26th next month. Anyone?