First Official Trailer for Brett Haley's 'The Hero' Featuring Sam Elliott

April 17, 2017
Source: Yahoo

The Hero Trailer

"You can't just decide to fix things!" The Orchard has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie dramedy called The Hero, from writer/director Brett Haley. The film stars Sam Elliott as "The Hero", basically he's playing himself, an "aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him." He tries to deal with his own demons while falling for a young stand up comedian, played by Laura Prepon. The cast also includes Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman and Katharine Ross. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also played at SXSW to mostly positive reviews. This is actually a damn good film, with some great performances from Elliott, Prepon, and Offerman. As much as this seems like a comedy, there's a humble and emotional side to this that makes it even better than it seems at first glance.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Brett Haley's The Hero, originally from Yahoo:

The Hero Poster

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. The Hero is directed by filmmaker Brett Haley, of the films I'll See You in My Dreams and The New Year previously. The screenplay is by Brett Haley and Marc Basch. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at the SXSW and San Francisco Film Festivals. The Orchard will open The Hero in select theaters on June 9th this summer.

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  • Yahoooooooooooooo suuuuucks
    • shiboleth
      Big time ...
  • kitano0
    Sam Elliott has always been great, I just wish he hadn't stolen Katharine Ross from me...
  • Elbak
    As far as Folgers commercials go, that was pretty good.
    Perfect. We just need as many hours of Eliot's voice on tape as we can.
  • shiboleth
    Laura Prepon looks good in this. I might watch it for her. And a little bit for Sam Eliot, of course ...
  • This was just about the best new thing I saw at SXSW. The unlikely pair of Elliot and Prepon tear it up. And isn't it about fucking time we got to see Elliot in a lead role again?
  • Reminds me of The Wrestler.
  • Man, Sam Elliot deserved something like this for a LONG time. This looks AWESOME! The Dude abides.
  • Kent Daigre
    What is the song in the trailer?
    • Blueberry
      Lost in the dream by The War on Drugs




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