Last night, during the season finale of NBC’s This Is Us, Amazon Studios premiered the first teaser trailer for LIFE ITSELF, the new movie from the show’s creator Dan Fogelman. It’s sort of a brilliant move by Amazon to get all those eyes to be aware that Fogelman has a new movie coming out later this year.
Some might remember that Amazon Studios bought Life Itself for a reported $10 million before it was supposed to premiere at Sundance, and while Amazon hasn’t set a date for the film, a fall release might point to a premiere at one of the Sept. film festivals.
I haven’t watched This is Us yet, but I understand that it involves a lot of crying and the rather vague teaser trailer seems to point to a film that might also make you tear up. (Having it accompanied by Band of Horses’ The Funeral doesn’t hurt.)
It’s an ensemble drama starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas, and the plot synopsis is:
Life Itself centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) that lead a multi generational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.
Fogelman has about a ten-year film career writing family films like the original Cars and Disney’s Bolt, and comedies like The Guilt Trip and Last Vegas, although his screenplay for the ensemble piece Crazy, Stupid, Love might be the closest to what to expect from Life Itself. Although it’s not
No release date for Life Itself yet, but you can watch the teaser below.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor