First Trailer For Fathers And Daughters

Russell Crowe has family issues

First Trailer For Fathers And Daughters

by James White |
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Director Gabriele Muccino often plays with the themes of family struggles in his movies, and **Fathers And Daughters **looks to explore another take on dealing with those closest to you – or not, in some cases. The first trailer for the drama has arrived.

The film, written by Brad Desch, finds Russell Crowe as a successful, widowed writer caring for his young daughter Katie (Kylie Rogers). Initially it seems they have a strong bond, but when he falls seriously ill and has to send the girl to live with family (Bruce Greenwood and Diane Kruger), their connection is severely tested.

Running parallel to that is the story of the grown Katie (Amanda Seyfried), who is still dealing with the fallout from her troubled childhood, and has problems maintaining relationships. Which is where Aaron Paul’s Cameron comes in: he’s a fan of her dad’s writing and falls for Katie, but their love match is seemingly doomed to fail.

There’s always a worry a film like this could sink into melodrama, particularly given the pitfalls of patent/child bonding, illness and romantic issues, but hopefully Muccino and his cast, which also includes Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer, Janet McTeer and Quvenzhane Wallis, will steer clear of the big ones. The film has release dates set for several European countries, but has yet to announce anything for the US or over here.

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