The first trailer for Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Why Stop Now has arrived and you can check it out in the player below.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Sarah Ramos, the film tells the bittersweet story of Eli Smith (Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, and his mother Penny (Leo) who despite her cheerful, loving disposition, struggles with drug addiction. On the day of his audition for a prestigious music program, Eli’s mother plans to enter rehab, but a glitch in the system forces them to enlist the help of an unlikely ally, her drug dealer Sprinkles (Morgan). Circumstances conspire that turn them into a comical yet determined band of collaborators who are forced to deal with their internal demons over the course of the day.
Why Stop Now is set for a limited release on August 17th.