Focus Features has released the first
trailer for the mature coming out gay film Beginners starring
Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor.
Writer-Director Mike Mills' Beginners
features 80-year-old Plummer in his first gay role.
Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) tells
the story of his father, Hal, trying to catch up on lost time after
coming out gay at the age of 75. Hal begins to openly embrace his
sexuality by socializing with other gay men and dating a man about
the same age as his son (Goran Visnjic).
Hal is also attempting to reconnect
with his son after being told he's terminally ill. (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The film premiered last year at the
Toronto International Film Festival and lit a bidding war for
distribution rights. Focus Features, the company that brought us
Milk and Oscar-nominated
The Kids Are All Right, acquired worldwide rights,
excluding Canada, France, Australia, Scandinavia and the Benelux
Features recently acquired worldwide rights to the lesbian teen drama
Pariah, which premiered last week at the 2011 Sundance
Beginners is partially based on
Mills' own true-life experience with his father. The film opens in