Focus Features has released a new trailer for director James Gray’s latest outing, “Armageddon Time” which is a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
The trailer delved into a writer-director’s upbringing in Queens, “Armageddon Time” follows Banks Repeta as Paul Graff, who bonds an incredible friendship with a fellow student (Jaylin Webb) that sparks racism and turmoil in an increasingly politically-changing era under the Reagan’s administration.
The film Also starring Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway as Irving and Esther Graff, Paul’s parents, along with Anthony Hopkins as Paul’s grandfather, who urges Paul to fight against racism and do what’s right for his friend.
The film was earning raves from the Cannes Film Festival and continuing to earn good responses during recent screenings at the Telluride Film Festival. Given his previous work, which also includes 2008’s excellent “Two Lovers” and 2013’s celebrated “The Immigrants,” we can expect high hopes for this one.