From Gabriele Muccino, the director of Pursuit of Happyness, comes with another heart warming tale of parenthood with Fathers and Daughters. The trailer had hit YouTube earlier this week and it shows some promising elements for a perfect family drama. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here you go.
According to IMDB, Fathers and Daughters is about a Pulitzer-winning writer who grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Academy award winner Russell Crowe stars as the troubled father, Jake Davis, while the rest of the cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger.
The trailer indicates a warm relationship between a father and daughter, and how his illness affects that relationship.
Amanda Seyfried plays the grown up version of the daughter, and is thought to be the centerpiece of the story. It is clear that the disaster that happened to her father took a big toll on her, as the trailer focuses on her struggles to socialize.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul plays another vital part in this romantic-family drama, and looks like he made a considerable effort to lose his Pinkman persona. With dramatic roles like this, I hope more challenging performances from him.
Fathers and Daughters will hit theaters at the end of this year and it is expected to bring a few Oscar nominations. With a charismatic Crowe on lead and a family drama to unfold, it won't be a long stretch. Either way, Fathers and Daughters is expected to be an enjoyable tale of love and sacrifice. Let's hope Gabriele Muccino will see us to that...