At the Toronto Film Festival, director and screenplay writer Alexander Payne debuted his newest film titled The Descendants which stars George Clooney among a slew of other stars. Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the story follows Matt King, an owner of ancestral land.
King tries desperately to reconnect with his two girls after his wife is involved in a severe boat accident and falls into a coma. In delaying the process of being pressured to sell his land, he learns a disturbing secret about his wife… she had been cheating on him. However, he was the last to find out. The film is set for release on November 18th.
While some critics who screened the film at TIFF were quick to judge the script, I for one cannot wait to see what comes from this ensemble cast. If it is anything like Payne’s former films Sideways and About Schmidt, then I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! Check out the trailer below.