Sony Pictures Classics has released the first Still Alice trailer from co-directors and co-writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel. The film stars Julianne Moore as a brilliant linguistics professor struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, and it has gathered a huge amount of awards buzz since it premiered at TIFF back in September; Moore emerged as a front runner in the Best Actress category when Sony Pictures Classics quickly released the film in time for an awards qualifying run. Still Alice looks absolutely devastating, and no doubt an actress of Moore’s caliber can do the heart-wrenching material justice.
Moore has been nominated for an Oscar four times now (for her work in Boogie Nights, The Hours, Far From Heaven, and The End of the Affair), and as she’s long been one of Hollywood’s finest working actresses, it would be an absolute thrill to see her finally take home the gold. With this year’s Best Actress race looking mighty thin, it just might be her time. Still Alice also stars Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish, and expands theatrically January 16th. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer.
Trailer via Yahoo! Movies.