Focus Features has debuted the first official trailer for Paul Weitz’s feature film Being Flynn, an adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. It tells the story of a young writer, Nick (Paul Dano), who takes a job at a homeless shelter where he discovers his long-absent father Jonathan (Robert De Niro) seeking a bed. Julianne Moore portrays the writer’s mother Jody and Olivia Thirlby portrays Denise, a worker at the shelter. Watch the trailer below!
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen anything good from Robert DeNiro. For the past couple of years he has been walking along a flat line of B grade movies that included Little Fockers – possibly the worst film of his career. But all this might be about to change.
DeNiro looks to be in fine form here as a writer who has spent his life in trouble with the law while searching for the elusive things that a writer needs to make an unforgettable, classic story. I particularly loved his line at the beginning of the trailer, ‘I’m Jonathan Flynn, everything I write is a masterpiece and soon, very soon I shall be known.’ The wisdom in these words alone make me want to see this film.
What do you think of the trailer? Would you be interested in seeing this film in 2012?