Our Friend Trailer Starring Casey Affleck, Jason Segel, & Dakota Johnson
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the official trailer for Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s forthcoming comedy drama film titled Our Friend, featuring Jason Segel as his character tries to help out his two best friends cope with a life-altering situation by putting his life on hold in order to stay with them. Also starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson, the film will arrive in theaters and on PVOD on January 22, 2021. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Matt Teague’s award-winning 2015 Esquire article titled “The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word,” Our Friend tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family—journalist Matt, his vibrant wife Nicole and their two young daughters—and how their lives are upended by Nicole’s heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt’s responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane Faucheux offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
The film is being led by Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), and Dakota Johnson (How to Be Single, Suspiria). It will also feature Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale, Succession), Jake Owen, Denee Benton, Isabella Rice, and Ahna O’Reilly.
Our Friend is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite from a script written by Brad Ingelsby. It is executive produced by Teague and Ingelsby along with Ridley Scott, Ben Stillman, Michael Heimler, and Ted Deiker. Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Ryan Stowell and Teddy Schwarzman are also serving as producers. The film had its world premiere last year at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival with Gravitas Ventures acquiring its theatrical distribution rights.