Timothy Spall & Phyllis Logan in New US Trailer for 'The Last Bus' Film
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2022
"You don't have to do this?" "Yes I do." Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted a new official US trailer for The Last Bus, a film from the UK made by Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon (Behind the Lines, Hideous Kinky, Tara Road, Castles in the Sky, Whiskey Galore). The film is about an elderly man named Tom whose wife has just passed away, and he decides to use only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land's End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass. This is a heartwarming story that, obviously, got the attention of everyone he met along the way and has now been made into an uplifting film about remembrance. Timothy Spall stars as Tom, and he's joined by Phyllis Logan, Grace Calder, Celyn Jones, Brian Pettifer, Colin McCredie, Iain Robertson, and Marnie Baxter. This looks super sweet and charming, even though it's about a bumbling old man. Looks quite nice - check it out.
Here's the official US trailer (+ new poster) for Gillies MacKinnon's The Last Bus, direct from YouTube:
You can rewatch the original UK trailer for MacKinnon's The Last Bus here, to catch even more footage.
John O'Groats, Scotland: An elderly man, Tom (Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land's End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass. Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and, ultimately, becomes a nationwide story. The Last Bus is directed by award-winning Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon, of the films The Playboys, A Simple Twist of Fate, Small Faces, Trojan Eddie, Behind the Lines, Hideous Kinky, The Escapist, Pure, Tara Road, Castles in the Sky, and Whiskey Galore previously. The screenplay is by Joe Ainsworth. This already opened in cinemas in the UK last year in August. Samuel Goldwyn Films will now release MacKinnon's The Last Bus in select US theaters + on VOD starting February 18th, 2022 this winter. Who's still interested in this one? Any good?
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