Remember the name Bob Nelson? Chances are you don't, but he was one of the Oscar nominated screenwriters on Alexander Payne's Nebraska. He's used the little bit of notoriety gained from that to assemble a strong cast for his directorial debut, The Confirmation, and the first trailer for it is here and it's impressive.
Starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine, Robert Forster, and Tim Blake Nelson, the film centers on a father's attempt to reconnect with his 8-year-old son, who is going through some complicated issues of his own. Here's the complete synopsis:
"Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an oddball drywall repairman (Patton Oswalt), Walt and Anthony go on a wildly funny search for the thieves—and find something they never imagined: a true family connection."
The Confirmation hits theaters and ITunes on March 18th.