added: Tue, Apr 18th '17
Bryan Cranston gradually loses his grip on his life and family -- and possibly his mind as well -- in the newly-released trailer for the drama "Wakefield."
The Emmy-winning actor plays a family man who, one day after work, decides to inexplicably, yet intentionally abandon his wife (played here by Jennifer Garner) and children. He vows to never come back. Though, from the trailer, we do see that he isn't completely gone. He watches his family from a distance like some kind of strange apparition living in the attic. And we see his life slowly deteriorate as he becomes homeless, living on the streets. This appears to be the cause of a serious mental breakdown.
"Wakefield" is written and directed by Robin Swicord, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," who also penned the screenplay adaptations for the movies "Matilda," "Little Women" and "Memoirs of a Geisha." This is her second directorial effort, following the 2007 dramedy "The Jane Austen Book Club."
Co-starring Jason O'Mara, Beverly D'Angelo, and Ian Anthony Dale, "Wakefield" is getting a theatrical release on May 19th with a VOD release on May 26th.
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window -- an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’sBryan Cranston, Wakefield is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all.
directed by Robin Swicord
starring Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara, Beverly D'Angelo, Ian Anthony Dale
release date May 19, 2017 (in theaters), May 26, 2017 (on VOD)