Carey Mulligan & Jake Gyllenhaal in Official Trailer for Dano's 'Wildlife'

September 7, 2018
Source: YouTube

Wildlife Trailer

"There comes a time when a man needs something more to hang his hat on." IFC Films has released a full-length official trailer for Wildlife, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to great reviews, then went on to play at the Cannes Film Festival and is next showing at TIFF this week. 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. If you've been following festivals, you've likely seen the rave reviews of this all year. The film opens in theaters this October, take another look before then.

Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Paul Dano's Wildlife, direct from IFC's YouTube:

You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Paul Dano's Wildlife here, to see the original intro.

Wildlife Movie

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. How does that look? Still interested?

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That's a really good trailer. Looks like Paul Dano has some talent when it comes to directing.

Efterklang on Sep 7, 2018


I saw a trailer for this one before. It still looks like it's depending on the performance of these two ...

shiboleth on Sep 7, 2018


Couldn't you say the same about The Passion of Joan of Arc?

CUJO on Sep 7, 2018


Luc Besson's film? I don't know. That's something quite different. And Mila Jovovich is not even close to be as a good actress as C. Mulligan is. So, probably not ...

shiboleth on Sep 8, 2018


No, I'm talking about the silent film by Carl Dreyer.

CUJO on Sep 8, 2018


Yeah, ok. But why this one? The idea sounds like some indifferent diachronic glitch. Since, there are many interesting films and roles done with the passion and with good performances during film history. Does performance of C. Mulligan reminds you of that particular film and performance? Or, is there something else about it?

shiboleth on Sep 8, 2018


No I mean... you said the trailer is only selling us on the performances. Well some movies are all about performances, like the silent film that I mentioned. But I guess you want more from movies. Nothing wrong with that. Although to be fair, this is just a trailer.

CUJO on Sep 8, 2018


Yes, you could say so, some movies are all about performances. And not only these two, but also many more. I got to say that I like talking about movies on the net because I get to hear about the good movies and then to see some good ones (not a rule, but it mostly works out). I mean, I'm not sure if I ever saw that one by Carl Dreyer (I do believe that C. Mulligan would be flattered to be compared with such classic film and the performance in it), but there's something about it since I came across it a few times lately. As a young man, I saw many classic films, American, French, Italian, Russian, German and some others and I don't remember all of them anymore. So, I might have seen this one, The Passion of Joan Arc. Or not. But that's ok, I'll surely give it a try again at some point. In that respect, thanks for mentioning it. As for the films with strong performances, some of them are intentionally made that way and some have many bad things about themselves but performances are the only good thing about them. I think that this one has a bit of both qualities, good performances and some good directing, But I prefer the first thing here. Anyway, thanks for conversation. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Sep 9, 2018


Mulligan will always be a must-watch kind of actress. She is too good.

DAVIDPD on Sep 7, 2018


Jake Gyllenhaal is a very good actor Bo. ;D

tarek on Sep 9, 2018


I was meh about Gyllenhaal until I saw Nightcrawler. Check it out @disqus_yyq0lnHEEt:disqus if you haven't seen it.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 10, 2018


And Prisoners.

tarek on Sep 13, 2018


I've never seen it. As a father...Idk if I can stomach it...

THE_RAW_ on Sep 14, 2018


You definitely should. It's challenging to watch it as a father indeed, or as a human being, but at the end, you won't regret it

tarek on Sep 15, 2018


Looks impressive.

CShane on Sep 7, 2018


I want to see this. Great acting, great direction and cinematography...LOVE that music in the trailer from U.N.K.L.E (I think?). This looks to be quality film making.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 10, 2018

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