added: Tue, Nov 22nd '16
Jason Sudeikis forms an unlikely friendship with "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams in the trailer for the bittersweet drama "The Book of Love," which also stars Jessica Biel.
Here, Sudeikis plays a happily married architect. And Williams (sporting an American/Louisiana accent) plays the homeless teen who strolls around his neighborhood, collecting junk and scrap metal. While coping with an unexpected tragedy -- his pregnant wife (Biel) seemingly dies in a car accident, a grief-stricken Sudeikis decides to honor one of his wife's final wishes and help the teen runaway with her dream of constructing a raft strong enough to sail across the Atlantic Ocean.
Co-starring Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, and Paul Reiser, the movie features music by Justin Timberlake, his first ever film score.
"The Book of Love" is directed by TV helmer Bill Purple (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl) from a screenplay he co-wrote with indie filmmaker Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection, Freaks of Nature).
The film is slated to hit select theaters and VOD on January 13, 2017.
After tragedy strikes, Henry (Jason Sudeikis) befriends a troubled teen, named Millie (Maisie Williams), and they build a raft together and subsequently rebuild their lives.
directed by Bill Purple
starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser
release date January 13, 2017 (in select theaters and on VOD)