added: Wed, Apr 11th '12
Morgan Freeman plays a grumpy old ex-novelist who screams angrily at life, both literally and figuratively, in this trailer for the romantic dramedy, "The Magic of Belle Isle." In the film, Freeman is an unhappy wheelchair-bound writer who lost his passion but when he meets his neighbor, an attractive single mom played by Virginia Madsen, his attitude begins to change. The film, which reteams Freeman with his "Bucket List' director Rob Reiner, is set for a July 6th theatrical release date but will debut first on iTunes on June 1st.
Reuniting with his director from the hit film, The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door--an attractive single mom (Virginia Madsen) and her young daughters--who help him find inspiration again.
directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List)
starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, Fred Willard, Jessica Hecht
release date June 1, 2012 (iTunes, VOD), July 6, 2012 (Limited Theaters)