Hey gang: Who’s up for another Dane Cook departure into serious acting? Well, you’re getting one anyway. The trailer for Answers To Nothing, the popular comic’s latest venture outside Good Luck Chuck territory, has been released. Set in Los Angeles, the film is a sombre ensemble drama about an unrelated (or so you think!) array of people “trying to do the right thing.” Cook plays a man conflicted about cheating on his wife with a cool rocker chick, while the search for a missing child and a seemingly very distraught beat cop also factor into things. Based on the trailer, it comes off a bit like a darker, less cohesive Crash.
Directed and co-written by Matthew Leutwyler (Dead and Breakfast, or more recently The River Why), the pic features a solid group of mostly TV thesps, including Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) as Cook’s wife, Barbara Hershey (Black Swan) as Cook’s mother, Julie Benz (Dexter) as a police detective, and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) as someone who doesn’t appear to be in the trailer. Distributed by Roadside Attractions, Answers to Nothing will begin a limited theatrical run on December 2. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
Dane Cook leads a stellar cast, including Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”), Julie Benz (“Dexter”), Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”), and Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), as a man struggling with his own infidelity in Answers to Nothing. Set against the backdrop of a missing girl case, the film tells interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing. Directed by Matthew Leutwyler (Dead and Breakfast), who co-wrote the script with Gillian Vigman, Answers to Nothing was produced by Amanda Marshall and Sim Sarna. Answers to Nothing will be released by Roadside Attractions this December.