WHO’S IN IT?
Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Jennifer Connolly (A Beautiful Mind), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Valorie Curry (Blair Witch), David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Peter Riegert (The Mask), Molly Parker (House of Cards), Ocean James (The Visit)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ewan McGregor (film debut), director; John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer), writer; Gary Lucchesi (The Human Stain) and Tom Rosenberg (Million Dollar Baby), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), composer; Martin Ruhe (Harry Brown), cinematographer; Melissa Kent (The Virgin Suicides), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1968, former high school athlete Seymour Levov (McGregor) feels that he has the perfect life, complete with a successful job, a golden reputation, and a loving wife, Dawn (Connelly), and daughter, Merry (Fanning). However, he finds himself helpless when Merry commits an act of terrorism in response to the ongoing Vietnam War, and his seemingly perfect life begins to unravel right in front of him…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of Phillip Roth’s acclaimed novel, in which he also stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning, and it looks like it could tug at a few heartstrings.