While American History X was much praised, one person who wasn’t as impressed was director Tony Kaye, who’d tried to have hi name taken off the movie due to what he saw as studio interference. He failed and it gave him a bit of a reputation (as well as souring him on making films). As a result it’s only now that he’s made another movie, Detachment. Here’s the synopsis: ‘Adrien Brody is Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. Detachment features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.
Now the trailer a poster have dropped, so enjoy!