Summit Premiere and Miramax have just released the first The 9th Life of Louis Drax trailer. The film centers on a young boy, Louis (Aiden Longworth), who has survived eight near-death experiences, but plunges off a cliff on his ninth birthday. While he survives the fall, he stays in a coma, and it’s up to an intrepid doctor (Jamie Dornan) to find out the truth about what happened to Louis while also happening to fall for Louis’ mother (Sarah Gadon).
The trailer makes the film look like a nifty little psychological thriller with shades of the terrific movie Vanishing Waves thrown in for good measure. Actor Max Minghella wrote the screenplay for the film based on the bestselling novel, and this looks to be a promising feature from him and director Alexander Aja (Horns). Hopefully it all comes together and lives up to this trailer.
Check out The 9th Life of Louis Drax trailer below. The film opens September 2nd, and also stars Aaron Paul, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, and Barbara Hershey.
Here’s the official synopsis for The 9th Life of Louis Drax:
After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.