Since the beginning of his career in the 2000s, 33-year-old actor Paul Dano has earned his stripes in Hollywood with his acclaimed performances in front on the camera — his most significant roles include Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood and Prisoners. And now Dano has turned to directing with the family drama Wildlife, an adaptation of Richard Ford‘s eponymous novel.
His feature debut, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, made quite an impression at both Sundance and Cannes, as Wildlife premiered to critical acclaim.
The script, co-written by Dano and partner Zoe Kazan, centers on housewife Jeanette (Mulligan) and her golf pro husband Jerry (Gyllenhaal) whose marriage is falling apart.
Watch the trailer below to get a first look at the much anticipated drama, which will open in theaters October 19.