A24 has released the first trailer for “The Sea of Trees,” a new drama that will star Matthew McConaughey. The film comes from popular director Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting). Joining McConaughey in the film are Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. The film is set to debut later this summer, offering a nice change of pace from the superhero action-films and animated projects that have dominated the box-office for the past few weeks.
The studio describes the film as “powerful story of love and redemption,” Matthew McConaughey stars as Arthur Brennan, an American professor who travels to Japan in the midst of a personal crisis. As he wanders through a mysterious forest with a dark past, he experiences flashbacks of his fraught but loving relationship with his wife, Joan (Naomi Watts), and meets an enigmatic stranger, Takumi (Ken Watanabe), who is lost and injured. Arthur devotes himself to saving Takumi and returning him home to safety, and the two embark on a spiritual, life-changing journey of friendship, discovery, and healing—one which may ultimately re-connect Arthur with his love for his wife. You can checkout the first official trailer for the film below.
A24 has seen quite a few hits over the past few years. The studio is also behind the recent release of “Room, “”The Lobster,” “Swiss Army Man” and “Equals,” and is also behind “Into the Forest,” “The Adderall Diaries” and “Free Fire.” “The Sea of Trees” is set to release on August 26, 2016.