The first trailer for The Way Way Back, which premiered back at Sundance in January, has just been released. The film is a coming of age story with a great ensemble cast including the likes of Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell and Toni Collette. The film is co-directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (AKA the Dean from Community) as well as being written by the pair, which is promising considering Rash is coming off an Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants.
Here’s the trailer:
The official description for the film is as follows:
THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world—all during a summer he will never forget.
Fox Searchlight aquired the rights to the film and has set a release date of July 5th.