Tuesday, 27 May 2014

New trailer for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here arrives online

After successfully tapping into fan funds with Kickstarter to make his latest directorial effort the way he wanted, Zach Braff (Garden State) saw Wish I Was Here finally picked up at the Sundance Film Festival by Focus Features. While backers of the project have already seen snippets (and Sundance audiences were lucky enough to see the film in its entirety), the latest trailer is now online.

Scripted by Braff and his brother Adam, Zach plays Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity and purpose in life. He and his wife (Kate Hudson) are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasising about the fantasy character Space Knight he created as a child.

When his ailing father (Mandy Patinkin) can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids, Grace (Joey King) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon), and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home school them. Soon he's concocting brand new ways to engage and educate, all the while worrying that he might not be up to the new challenges in his life.

Braff has recruited a solid cast beyond those listed above, with Josh Gad (Frozen), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Michael Weston (Garden State), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) all on board.

Wish I Was Here arrives on UK screens on 19 September.

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