Directors, actors and all manner of people working in film want an Oscar nomination not just for the prestige, but also because it can give their career some major juice. No one had heard much of Bob Nelson prior to his scoring a nomination for the screenplay for Alexander Payne‘s “Nebraska,” but he used that momentum to write and direct his feature directorial debut “The Confirmation,” and the first trailer for the film has arrived.
Starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine, Robert Forster, Stephen Tobolowsky and Tim Blake Nelson, the picture follows a two-day hang between an 8 year old and his estranged father. Here’s the official synopsis:
Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an oddball drywall repairman (Patton Oswalt), Walt and Anthony go on a wildly funny search for the thieves—and find something they never imagined: a true family connection.
“The Confirmation” opens in theaters and hits iTunes on March 18th. Watch below.