In William H. Macy’s directorial debut Rudderless, Billy Crudup is a successful ad man whose life is destroyed in a flash when his son dies in a school shooting.
In the throes of his despair, Crudup’s character discovers one of his son’s demo tapes and decides to start performing the songs. He teams up with Anton Yelchin and some other floppy-haired (relative) youngsters to form a folk band in what looks like an uplifting musical drama featuring Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman, and Laurence Fishburne.
Watch the first trailer below.
Rudderless premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters on October 17.