(Written for Filmoria)
Opening the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this week we have a new trailer for Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker, who is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.
From director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) and with screenplay by Bryan Sipe, Demolition looks set to be one of 2016’s best dramas.
As Gyllenhaal’s character begins to send complaint letters to a vending machine company, they soon spiral into a series of letters that reveal startling personal admissions, which get him contact with a customer service rep played by Naomi Watts.
This background premise sounds pretty hilarious, if not quite heart-breaking at the same time, so it looks like we’re going to get another fantastic performance from Gyllenhaal which I really can’t wait for.
The film is set to be released on 8th April, 2016. Watch the trailer below, and you can also find out more by catching up with Hillary’s latest Red Carpet Report at TIFF 2015 for the film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
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