It’s almost a year a half since filming started on A Long Way Down and we got the first image. It’s only now that we’re getting a trailer for the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s excellent book, even though when it went into production there was talk of having it ready for an early 2013 release.
The film starts on New Year’s Eve on the top of a London skyscraper. Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is literally on the edge. A once-beloved TV personality, he’s now desperate to jump. But he’s not alone. Single mother Maureen, (Toni Collette), sassy teen Jess (Imogen Poots), and failed musician turned pizza-delivery boy JJ (Aaron Paul), have all turned up on the same roof with the same plan. Instead of jumping, these four strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until Valentine’s Day at least. The movie then follows this group of unlikely friends as they try to pull back from the brink.
Sam Neill also stars in a film that may have a depressing sounding synopsis, but if it’s anything like the book will be unexpectedly rewarding. It’s out in March in the UK but is still awaiting a US release dates.