Maggie Gyllenhaal & Viola Davis in First Trailer for 'Won't Back Down'

May 16, 2012
Source: Yahoo! Movies

Won't Back Down

With an election year upon us, the educational system will certainly be a hot button issue for the presidential candidates, and just before Americans cast their votes, a film will put that very topic front and center. Won't Back Down is a new drama from Beastly director Daniel Barnz which follows two mothers from different backgrounds (Maggie Gyllanhaal and Viola Davis) who join forces to take on a failing public school system and institute a charter school for struggling children in the neighborhood, including their own. It looks a little melodramatic, but potentially very uplifting and even inspiring. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Daniel Barnz's Won't Back Down from Yahoo! Movies:

Won't Back Down is directed by Daniel Barnz (Beastly) from a script he co-wrote with Brin Hill. Two determined mothers­ (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac, Ving Rhames and Rosie Perez also star in the film which Walden Media is sending to theaters everywhere across the country on September 28th.

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Fair play to them. People are getting dumber, but no-one seems to care.

Crapola on May 16, 2012


Would be a much better trailer with different/less music...

Zeus on May 16, 2012


 I have to agree with you. Needs work on editing too. Maybe even change the end.

Gabriel O. Maldonado on May 16, 2012


as usual, can't have viola davis not cryin' n shit.

Hellyeah on May 16, 2012


Can someone call Hollywood and tell them the music video feel in trailers doesn't work. Use a little more orchestral sentimentality instead of that Kelly Clarkson shit to sell an idea about changing a school.

Quanah on May 16, 2012


OHH! So good!! I may not be a parent, but i understand perfectly! Give this movie support!

Robotprophet on May 17, 2012

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