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First look at Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams in ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Ahead of the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it is screening under the Special Presentations category, Roadside Attractions has released a new trailer for the film “Manchester by the Sea”. The film was written and directed by by Kenneth Lonergan, and stars Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

Joining Affleck and Williams in the film are Lucas Hedges,Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and C.J. Wilson, the film itself is from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions. The drama will hit theaters in November, but you can get a first-look at the film thanks to the trailer that was released earlier today.

Fans might remember that Manchester by the Sea was first screened as an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the film hopes to attract more attention at TIFF this year before hitting theaters in the fall.

In Manchester by the Sea, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The studio teases the film stating, “The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.”
 
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

This is Lonergan’s follow film to his 2011 hit Margaret. Manchester by the Sea will hit theaters on November 18, 2016