Watch: Trailer for ‘Rudderless’ William H. Macy’s Directorial Debut


Rudderless trailer
Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Films / Paramount

On October 17, Paramount Home Media Distribution will distribute Rudderless, the feature directorial debut of William H. Macy, on Digital HD and VOD in the United States while Samueal Goldwyn Films will release it in a limited number of theaters.

Billy Crudup stars as Sam, a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. Living off the grid on a docked sailboat, he wastes away his days while drowning his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin (Anton Yelchin), a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives.

Along with Crudup and Yelchin, the film co-stars Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman.

Just below is the first trailer along with the poster for the movie.