John Krasinski’s family dramedy, “The Hollars,” was a Sundance Film Festival hit this year, with Sony Pictures Classics quickly picking up the distribution rights. Now, the studio has just released the first trailer for the heartwarming film.
The story follows Krasinski as John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist who returns to the small middle-American town he left when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Upon his arrival, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
The film was written by Jim C. Strouse and features an incredible acting ensemble composed of Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groban and Randall Park.
This is “The Office” alum’s second directing feat following his 2009 directorial debut “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.”
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“The Hollars” will be released in theaters on August 26.