Lean on Pete — Trailer

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added: Thu, Dec 7th '17

Well, not since "War Horse" have we seen a boy love a horse this much. Check out the newly released trailer for "Lean on Pete," a heartrending drama about a 15-year-old vagabond (played by up-and-comer Charlie Plummer, from the upcoming "All the Money in the World") who develops an inseparable bond with an aging racehorse.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh, the follow-up to his critically lauded wedding anniversary drama "45 Years," the film also stars Steve Buscemi as a stern horse owner and Chloe Sevigny as an experienced horse jockey/trainer.

Part road-trip/runaway adventure, the movie also features several supporting turns from Travis Fimmel (TV's Vikings), Steve Zahn (War for the Planet of the Apes), Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant), and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).

Based on Willy Vlautin's novel of the same name, "Lean on Pete" will be hitting theaters on March 30th.

synopsis:
From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete -- a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy's connection to a very special racehorse.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloe Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father's absence -- until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

 

directed by   Andrew Haigh

starring   Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Amy Seimetz, Thomas Mann

release date   March 30, 2018

 
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