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‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ Trailer: Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger Learn About the World from Djimon Hounsou

Michael Carney's debut feature arrives early next year.

Renée Zellweger hasn’t graced American screens in six years, but she’s set to make a dual return in the coming months: first with “Bridge Jones’s Baby” and then with “Same Kind of Different as Me.” Michael Carney’s drama, in which Zellweger and Greg Kinnear play a married couple, just dropped its first trailer. Watch it below.

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“I had another dream last night,” Zellweger says with a southern twang as the trailer opens, all but ensuring that whatever she saw in that dream will soon materialize in her waking life. And it does: Djimon Hounsou as a homeless man whose backstory and insights will surely be life-altering. Based on Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent’s book of the same name (which carries the brief subtitle “A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together”), the film co-stars Jon Voight, Olivia Holt and Stephanie Leigh Schlund.

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Carney also co-wrote and -produced “Same Kind of Different as Me,” which marks his feature debut. Paramount Pictures will release the film on February 3, 2017.

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