Originally titled “Imagine,” and then later “Danny Collins,” Al Pacino’s latest film stars the actor as an aging 1970s rocker who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.
It does admittedly sound a little schmaltzy, but the movie must be doing something right because the drama has secured the rights to several John Lennon songs in the movie (including “Instant Karma!” in the trailer). The movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Peck and Melissa Benoist (trivia, both Steve Carell and Jeremy Renner almost co-starred as Danny Collins’ son in the film; the role is now played by Cannavale)
We’ve already taken a peek at some first look images last week and now the full trailer has arrived. The feature-length directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Tangled,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love“), “Danny Collins” is in theaters March 20, 2015. Let us know what you think below, and in case you’ve forgotten rocker Ryan Adams is co-writing the score. [Final Reel]