Aldis Hodge & Greg Kinnear in First Full Trailer for 'Brian Banks' Film

April 24, 2019
Source: YouTube

Brian Banks Trailer

"How did you survive it?" "Almost didn't…" Bleecker Street has debuted the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Brian Banks, the latest from director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Patch Adams), his first feature since making Evan Almighty in 2007. This premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and just played at the Cleveland Film Festival earlier this month. The controversial film, based on a true story, is about a 16 year old football player who All-American high school football star who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, sent to prison after going through the broken legal system. Aldis Hodge stars as the titular Brian Banks, with a cast including Greg Kinnear, Melanie Liburd, Tiffany Dupont, Sherri Shepherd, Matt Battaglia, Xosha Roquemore, Dorian Missick, and Dean Denton. This looks an upsetting, poignant film lead by the very talented Aldis Hodge.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Tom Shadyac's Brian Banks, direct from Bleecker's YouTube:

Brian Banks Movie

Brian Banks Poster

Tells the inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Brian Banks is directed by American filmmaker / producer Tom Shadyac, director of the films Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Patch Adams, Dragonfly, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty previously, as well as the doc I Am in 2010. The screenplay is written by Doug Atchison. Bleecker Street Media will release Tom Shadyac's Brian Banks in theaters starting on August 9th later this summer. First impression? Interested?

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The trailer looks great, but Shadyac's past films leave something to be desired.

DAVIDPD on Apr 24, 2019


Not sure I agree with the trailer looking great. It does look like a worthy story and subject, but I do agree with you regarding the director and therefore have my doubts here.

thespiritbo on Apr 24, 2019


One of those sad stories that might feed anger in this world...

shiboleth on Apr 24, 2019


The world is angry regardless of what stories are fed to it. It's an emotion that can be controlled or allowed to run rampant.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 25, 2019


It definitely is an angry world and that's a story that works on its own. A lot of things feed that anger, of course, not just sad or important stories. My real concern is whether this anger is going to devour all of us someday ...

shiboleth on Apr 25, 2019


Nope. I won't allow it. Nor will my children.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 26, 2019


Me (or us) on this end won't allow it either. How many of us is out there to claim that?

shiboleth on Apr 26, 2019


GOOD! I truly hope it does feed that anger and maybe enough people are just angry enough to try and "fix" this (beyond) broken system. I honestly don't understand your whole "feed anger in this world" attitude, tbh. Just sounds like you want everyone to bury their heads in the sands and ignore these problems. Holding hands and singing "We Are the World" isn't gonna changed anything. However if people are angry about something that means they actually CARE and maybe, just maybe, enough of them care to try change things for the betterment of all people.

JohnDoeB on Apr 26, 2019


For the start, I think we do agree about the way, about the direction where justified anger should go. If that makes things any clearer. The only problem is that all of the anger existing in this world is simply not justified. Or maybe, it is not what you and I might call justified. So, no, I'm not advocating here complying with the way things are, with the norms which cause so much sorrow or really sad faiths. And I'm not in line with those people who say that we should just watch things happening. But, unfortunately, this world is also full of something I would call unjustified and wrong anger. How else could one call all the violence and all the injustices we witness everyday. I think what counts is whether people understand where should they direct their justified anger and than do something for, as you say, the betterment. I'm afraid not enough people in this world is willing to understand that and do something. Although, I think that we both do. I hope I didn't write anything to offend you. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 26, 2019


I hear you loud and clear. I'm also not for senseless violence either. I believe things like riots are moronic and counter productive with achieving real goals but as a wise man once said "Those that make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

JohnDoeB on Apr 26, 2019


And again, I can't not to agree with you. I don't believe that something is changing among people. It does, but that only happens slowly. One shoud never give up. For a start. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 27, 2019


Powerful story, but is it one people are interested in watching? I might check it out on cable.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 25, 2019

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