After having a brief bromance with Will Smith, working with the actor on “The Pursuit Of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds,” Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino hasn’t quite hit the same heights since in Hollywood. His last effort was the Gerard Butler effort “Playing For Keeps” and now comes “Fathers And Daughters” which has some decent names attached, but as this first international trailer reveals, maybe not the most promising results.
Starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul, with a Black List approved script by Brad Desch, this is time-jumping tale about the relationship between a widower novelist and his daughter, with the story told through her eyes, in a narrative that spans decades. Here’s the official synopsis:
Jake Davis, a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, we come to learn how 30-year-old Katie battles the demons that stemmed from her troubled childhood and simultaneously watch how Jake fights to hold on to the thing he loves most — his daughter, at the cost of his fortune, sanity, and ultimately even his own life.
Co-starring Bruce Greenwood, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Kylie Rogers, the film opens in Italy on October 1st, Japan on October 3rd, with more international dates to follow. There’s no U.S. distributor just yet. Watch below. [Vlicious!]