Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the first trailer for William H. Macy's Rudderless. This is the first film that he has directed, and it is really quite beautiful. I loved it. I saw it at Sundance earlier this year, and it's one of those moving, inspirational films that needs to be seen. Here's the story description:
Billy Crudup plays Sam, a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. Living off the grid on a docked sailboat, he wastes away his days while drowning his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives.
The movie will be released in theaters on October 17th. You can read my review for the film here. It stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felcity Huffman, and Jamie Chung with Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne.