The Weinstein Company has released the first St. Vincent trailer for writer/director Theodore Melfi’s upcoming dramedy. Bill Murray stars as a curmudgeonly, misanthropic veteran who begrudgingly agrees to look after his divorced neighbor’s (Melissa McCarthy) young boy while she’s at work, making an unlikely new friend in the process. The film looks like a solid vehicle for Murray to do his thing, and I’m definitely interested in seeing how McCarthy handles a more dramatic role. The pic was a heavily sought-after item in development, and with a fall release date, it’s possible The Weinstein Company could be going after some awards love for Murray and/or McCarthy.
Hit the jump to watch the first St. Vincent trailer. The film opens in theaters on October 14th and also stars Chris O’Dowd and Naomi Watts.