First Official Trailer for Brett Haley's 'The Hero' Featuring Sam Elliott
"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:
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.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Carpola on Apr 17, 2017
Big time ...
shiboleth on Apr 17, 2017
Sam Elliott has always been great, I just wish he hadn't stolen Katharine Ross from me...
kitano0 on Apr 17, 2017
As far as Folgers commercials go, that was pretty good.
Elbak on Apr 17, 2017
Perfect. We just need as many hours of Eliot's voice on tape as we can.
DAVIDPD on Apr 17, 2017
Laura Prepon looks good in this. I might watch it for her. And a little bit for Sam Eliot, of course ...
shiboleth on Apr 17, 2017
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?
Movie Bear on Apr 18, 2017
Reminds me of The Wrestler.
Quanah on Apr 20, 2017
Man, Sam Elliot deserved something like this for a LONG time. This looks AWESOME! The Dude abides.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 21, 2017
What is the song in the trailer?
Kent Daigre on May 18, 2017
Lost in the dream by The War on Drugs
Blueberry on Jul 17, 2017
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