James Schamus, who’s worked with directors such as Ang Lee and Todd Haynes, is making his directorial debut with the film adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel “Indignation.” The drama now has a stunning new trailer that you can watch above.
Starring Logan Lerman, the story takes place in 1951 and centers around Marcus Messner, a brilliant Jewish boy who works at his father’s butcher shop and travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio — avoiding being drafted into the Korean War. Once there, he falls in love with his beautiful – and complex – classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon) and clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), putting his and his family’s wishes for him to the test.
Linda Emond, Danny Burstein and Ben Rosenfield also co-star. Schamus also adapted the book for the screen. Anthony Bregman, Schamus and Rodrigo Teixeira are on board as producers. The film was first premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival and received favorable reviews from critics.
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment picked up the North American distribution rights shortly after in a deal estimated to be around $2.5 million.
“Indignation” is set to be released in theaters on July 29.