Jason Sudeikis Helps Maisie Williams Build a Raft in Trailer for THE BOOK OF LOVE
I've got an interesting trailer here for a new movie called The Book of Love. It's a quirky dramedy that stars Jason Sudeikis as a guy who, through a series of events, helps a young girl played by Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams to build a raft. Of course, this is all encouraged by Sudeikis' wife in the story, played by Jessica Biel. You'd think with this kind of talent, there might be a good film here to watch, but it doesn't look or sound like that's the case. It looks like a pretty cheesy movie. Here's the synopsis:
After the accidental death of his free-spirited pregnant wife, Penny (a luminous Jessica Biel), reserved architect Henry (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to find meaning in his life and in the work that once consumed him. As he continues to work on the house he and Penny were building together, Henry is drawn to a mysterious young runaway named Millie (Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) whom Penny had often talked about helping. Though Millie mistrusts Henry at first, the two build a tentative friendship as she reveals her ambition to build a raft to sail away from her dark past and start anew. Taking on the father role he was meant to have, Henry neglects his job and other responsibilities to help Millie on her quest. As they work together, he comes to understand that she can help him to heal as much as he can help her. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival under the title The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.
Apparently it was met by negative reviews and the title was changed to The Book of Love, maybe to distance itself from those reviews. It also stars Paul Reiser and is set to hit theaters on January 13, 2017.