The trailer for director Richard Linkater’s drama Boyhood, filmed over a 12-year period, has made its debut. The star of the film Ellar Coltrane plays the role of Mason from the ages of six to eighteen. As his character ages in the film so does Coltrane who has spent 12 years on the set for this film.
The focus of the film is his relationship with his parents and how their interactions change as he grows older. Boyhood premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year to positive reviews. Linkater has created a film in a way that is unheard of, instead of using different actors or CGI to age the characters, he instead used one actor as he grew older. Patricia Arquette plays Coltrane’s mother in the film, which will be released in the UK on July 11, 2014.