“Submarine” star Craig Roberts isn’t wasting a moment in stretching his talents. The young actor has already ventured behind the camera to make his directorial debut “Just Jim,” which premiered at SXSW this past spring. And now the first trailer has landed for what looks like a particularly dark and quirky film.
Penned by Roberts as well, and co-starring Emile Hirsch, the movie follows Jim, a lonely, outcast teenager, who gets taken under the wing of his much cooler, American neighbor. However, it turns out to be a bond that wasn’t quite what he was looking for. Here’s the official synopsis:
This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine.
No word yet on an U.S. distributor or release date. Watch below and check out some new images, too. [via Cine Maldito]
Update 7/23: This is a sales trailer and the film will be released by Invincible Pictures this fall.