With summer blockbuster season coming to a close, it is time for movie fans to look forward to the closing months of the year and the release of this year’s awards season movies. Nothing comes more awards-baiting than the new trailer for Fathers And Daughters, from The Pursuit of Happiness director Gabriele Muccino. The film stars Russell Crowe as a Pulitzer Prize winning husband, whose personal and professional lives are complicated after what the synopsis dubs a “mental breakdown“, but what the trailer shows as far worse.
For extra tear-jerking impact, we see how this affects his daughter, played 27 years in the future by Amanda Seyfried – Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger and Jane Fonda round up the cast. As Oscar-baiting as the film looks, the screenplay by first-timer Brad Desch was on the blacklist of best unproduced scripts in Hollywood back in 2012 – so maybe the cynically heart-tugging teaser is trying to make a more interesting movie look more conventional? I doubt it, but you can judge for yourself by taking a look at the trailer below.
Fathers and Daughters doesn’t have official UK or US release dates yet, but is apparently released in Italy on October 1, and in Japan on October 3, so expect it to be hitting cinemas in the coming months, in the hope of Oscar glory.