Watch: Johnny Simmons as a Romantic Pianist in 'Dreamland' Trailer
"Sometimes you just have to take a step back and really contemplate what it is that you're doing…" Orion Pictures has released a trailer for an indie comedy directed by a composer titled Dreamland, set in Los Angeles about an aspiring pianist who wants to open a piano bar. This plot may sound familiar, as it's pretty much what Ryan Gosling's character wants in La La Land. But these are two very different films, and this one has its own charms. Dreamland stars Johnny Simmons as Monty, who gets into trouble when he falls into a romantic affair with an older wealthy woman who is willing to help him fund his dream. The full cast includes Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman, Frankie Shaw, Beverly D'Angelo, Noël Wells, Talia Shire, Shay Mitchell and Nick Thune. I actually quite like the way this looks, nice indie vibe to it.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Robert Schwartzman's Dreamland, debuted by The Playlist:
Los Angeles musician Monty Fagan is going through a rough patch. He's a grown man who lives with his girlfriend… in her mom's house. He wants to open a piano bar but suffers from an extreme case of insufficient funds. Things take an interesting turn, however, when Monty gets the chance to fill in as the pianist in a swanky hotel bar, where he meets Olivia, an older, wealthy femme fatale with whom he begins a rather torrid affair. Enlivened by Olivia's presence in his life, Monty gets a newfound self-confidence and sexual prowess. But when Olivia starts to throw some much-needed cash at Monty, he begins worry that being a kept man will destroy his ability to make it on his own terms. Dreamland is directed by composer/musician Robert Schwartzman, making his feature directorial debut. The screenplay is by Robert Schwartzman and Benjamin Font. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Orion Pictures will open Dreamland in select theaters + on VOD starting November 11th this all. Anyone?