Carey Mulligan in a Teaser Trailer for 'Wildlife' Directed by Paul Dano
"If you've got a better plan for me, tell me." IFC Films has debuted the first official trailer for Wildlife, the feature directorial debut of actor Paul Dano. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews, and also went on to play in the Critics' Week sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival this summer. Wildlife tells the story of a young husband and wife living in the 1960s in a small town in Montana, adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal star, and Ed Oxenbould plays their teenage son. It's a subtle film about family and the breakdown of this concept by following Mulligan as the housewife who realizes she needs to break free. The cast includes Bill Camp and Zoe Margaret Colletti. This is only a teaser trailer, so it's not a full reveal, but it will give you a good idea what to expect with this fine American drama. And all the critics will be feting this one all year. Take a look.
Here's the first official trailer for Paul Dano's Wildlife, direct from IFC's YouTube:
Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette Brinson, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. Wildlife is directed by acclaimed actor-turned-filmmaker Paul Dano, making his major feature directorial debut after executive producing a few other films. The screenplay is written by Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, adapted from Richard Ford’s novel. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. IFC will release Paul Dano's Wildlife in select theaters starting October 19th this fall. First impression? Who's interested?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Two great leads, looks promising. Interesting that we don't hear a word from Gyllenhaal in the trailer.
Efterklang on May 23, 2018
Paul Dano and those two? Yes, I'm interested ...
shiboleth on May 23, 2018
Cinematography and direction looks on point, but the subject matter looks depressing. Not sure if I'm into it...
THE_RAW_ on May 23, 2018
Fair point, but real stuff isn't always why I go to the movies. I have to be "in the mood" for dramatic fare. And there's enough real stuff out there when I look out my window haha. Film is an escape from the doldrums of real life and the depressing state of affairs our current world is in. Watching a fictional marriage unravel, even if well portrayed, isn't always my cup of tea. If the mood strikes me, I might give it a go on Netflix/cable. Or better yet, you check it out and let me know if it's worth my time! lol
THE_RAW_ on May 25, 2018
Now, this looks great. Dano is talented, well at least in this cut of the trailer. Carey Mulligan is one of my favorite living actors.
DAVIDPD on May 23, 2018
Yeah, it will pass the final exam in Shooting Delicious Shots 101, but what the hell is the movie about? I fear that reveal might let the air out of this one and I don't know one damn thing about it (the story). It looks to be in the same vein as Revolutionary Road. Decent movie that I will always be thankful for since it marks the first time I 'saw' Michael Shannon (yes, I know he was in much more before that movie but that is when his talent stuck out to me). I will stay positive for this one.
Whichhalfofthewit on May 23, 2018
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