added: Thu, Jan 26th '17
A promising high-school basketball star faces some daunting obstacles on and off the court in the new trailer for the coming-of-age drama "Wolves," starring Taylor John Smith (TV's American Crime), Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, and Zazie Beetz (TV's Atlanta).
Written and directed by Bart Freundlich (The Myth of Fingerprints), "Wolves" follows an athletically-gifted New York high school senior (played by Taylor John Smith) whose basketball skills have attracted some of the nation's top college recruiters.
While on his way to having a winning season, he discovers his hard-drinking and compulsive-gambling father (Shannon) has gambled away most of his college funds, which not only puts a strain on his family but also jeopardizes his basketball future.
Co-starring Chris Bauer and John Douglas Thompson, "Wolves" will be hitting theaters and VOD on March 3rd.
Anthony (Taylor John Smith) is a standout player on his Manhattan high school's basketball team with seemingly everything going for him: a killer three-point shot, a loving girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), and a chance at a scholarship to Cornell. But Anthony's dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father (Michael Shannon), a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife (Carla Gugino) and son. Though it goes against his nature, Anthony must summon the strength to step out from his father’s shadow and reclaim his future.
directed by Bart Freundlich
starring Taylor John Smith, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Zazie Beetz, Chris Bauer, John Douglas Thompson
release date March 3, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)