Magnolia Pictures has released a new A Long Way Down trailer for director Pascal Chaumeil’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel of the same name. The story revolves around a group of strangers who coincidentally meet on the top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve where they individually had gone to commit suicide. The four strangers make a pact to stay alive until Valentine’s Day, and the film follows this group of unlikely friends “as they try to pull back from the brink.” While Hornby’s a great writer and the ensemble cast of Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collete, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots is promising, the film received pretty poor reviews upon its UK release. This trailer is actually pretty charming, so maybe the film will turn out to be pleasantly surprising.
Hit the jump to watch the A Long Way Down trailer. The film also stars Rosamund Pike and Sam Neil. A Long Way Down will be available VOD on June 5th and opens in US theaters on July 11th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for A Long Way Down:
Based on the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby, A LONG WAY DOWN stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots as four strangers who happen to meet on the roof of a London building on New Year’s Eve, each with the intent of committing suicide. Their plans for death in solitude are ruined, so they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.