This year we will be seeing actor Lucas Hedges , known for his roles in Manchester By The Sea (with which he won an Oscar nomination) and Lady Bird , in the film Boy Erased , which talks about the passage of a teenager for a Christian installation of anti-gay conversion, as well as in the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, Mid90s , but those will not be the only feature films we will see this year, because today comes the trailer for his new film, Ben Is Back.
Released last month during the Toronto International Film Festival , the film is directed by Peter Hedges ( Dan in Real Life, The Odd Life of Timothy Green ), and is a family drama in which a cast of Julia Roberts also participates. , Courtney B. Vance , and Kathryn Newton.
The film focuses on the titular character, Ben (Hedges), a 19-year-old who unexpectedly returns home on Christmas morning after leaving rehabilitation earlier than expected. His mother (Roberts) is excited to see him and wants to believe that he is better; while his stepfather (Vance) has his doubts, and his sister (Newton) can not help remembering all the false promises he made in the past.
As we see in the trailer, the family balance ends up completely broken when the house is assaulted on Christmas Eve and the pet is stolen, Ben and his mother go out in search of a person that Ben did wrong in his past, what to his he gives his mother a frontal look at his life as a drug addict.
Ben Is Back officially opens on December 7 (in less than two months!), So we leave you with the trailer below: