There are a few things about the trailer for I’m Not Here that cause me to feel cautiously optimistic about this film.
First off, the film stars two super talented actors, J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan. Simmons deservedly won an Oscar for Whiplash and he’s one of our best-known and most recognizable character actors. That said, it’s rare that he ever gets a starring role, even though he certainly has the talent to handle them. Meanwhile, Sebastian Stan is a good actor who always seems to be at risk of getting overshadowed by all of the other big stars in the MCU.
Secondly, the trailer’s song made me cry.
Now, here’s what I’m cautious in my optimism. After spending two years on the festival circuit, I’m Not Here will finally be getting released in March of next year. In the past, it was rare that good films were ever released in March. That said, both Get Out and Grand Budapest Hotel were March releases so maybe it’s time to leave that superstition behind.
Here’s the trailer!