The trailer has been released for Hesher, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Hesher is a project which has been in development for over four years now and, despite still being without a UK release date, the trailer has finally been released!
The film stars none other than Hollywood’s current award-winning darling, Natalie Portman, who, having had a slight rom-com blip with No Strings Attached after the amazing success of Black Swan, looks to be returning to slightly more substantial film roles with Hesher. This film sees Portman take on the part of Nicole – a supermarket checkout girl who takes a young boy (played by Devin Brochu) under her wing.
However, the film’s star looks set to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who will play Hesher himself. Hesher’s a reckless young man with a troubled past, who somehow becomes part of the family at the centre of this drug-fuelled drama, as well as becoming ‘both mentor and tormentor’ to the awkward 13-year-old with a crush on Nicole.
This is certainly great role for Gordon-Levitt, who starred in last year’s sci-fi favourite, Inception, and was heavily nominated for his performance in (500) Days of Summer – although, if you’re anything like me, he will sort of always be 10 Things I Hate About You‘s Cameron James.
The film also stars Rainn Wilson, who is best known for starring in the American version of The Office.
Hesher first screened at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It is also the first feature-length film from director Spencer Susser, who has also written the film’s script.
Hesher is due to be released in the US during April, and we can’t wait for it to hit UK cinemas soon after! Meanwhile, you can check out the trailer below.