By Creative Media Times
The latest teaser trailer for “Ben Is Back” left us wondering what happens after mother and son reunites on Christmas Eve.
Julia Roberts, who’s had great success in family dramas, and especially following last year’s unexpected massive hit “Wonder,” plays Lucas Hedges’ mother Holly Burns. Hedges recently had a string of successes following Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The film looks to be another big acting showcase for the two, and the film’s release date certainly helps its awards season potential. The film will have its world premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.
Ben is Back co-stars Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton. Peter Hedges, Lucas’ father, wrote and directed the film. Peter’s directorial efforts include “Dan in Real Life” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
“Ben Is Back” is set to be released by LD Entertainment, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions in theaters on December 7. Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird).”