Based on the true story of New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore), “Freeheld” examines what happens to a loving partnership when it isn’t seen equal in the eyes of the law. Hester falls in love and begins a romantic partnership with Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), a car mechanic, before being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Fearing for her partner’s future, she appeals the county’s board of chosen freeholders with the hopes of ensuring that her pension benefits will be passed on to Stacie.
Fresh off of her first Oscar victory, Moore might be headed for an encore if this new footage is any indication. The actress looks positively heartbreaking in this role, while the trailer’s brief snippets of Moore and Page together are beautifully intimate and romantic.
Safe to say that this trailer has us eager to see more. Watch it above, courtesy of Buzzfeed. “Freeheld” hits theaters in limited release on October 2.