Trailers for films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival are slowly but surely becoming available, and although one ignorant reporter insists that David Schwimmer is the one former “Friends” cast member who has been inactive of late he has somehow managed to find a job directing the upcoming drama Trust.
As a longtime fan of “Friends,” I like to keep tabs on what the show’s stars are up to and it’s nice to see Schwimmer continue to develop as a filmmaker (he directed several episodes of “Friends” after all), but apparently directing a movie that stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis doesn’t qualify as a successful career move to some people.
In Trust, Owen and Keener star as a the grieving parents of a teenage girl who has been fooled and sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old predator who presented himself online as a high schooler. Relative newcomer Liana Liberato (pictured) plays the daughter and Davis will be her therapist. Trust marks Schwimmer’s second effort directing a feature film, following the 2007 comedy Run, Fatboy, Run.
It looks to be an intense family-based drama with an alarming message for both teenagers and parents who may not be monitoring the online activity of their children. Perhaps Brad will offer his take on the film if he manages to catch it in Toronto next month, but in the meantime you can check out this promo trailer: