EXCLUSIVE: Leave No Trace was acquired by Bleecker Street at Sundance this year, and now we are getting a first-look trailer for the film that stars Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Directed by Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) the film was adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini from the Peter Rock novel My Abandonment. It opens June 29.
Granik’s 2010 film Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career. This time the attention is on Harcourt McKenzie. This film has gotten rave reviews, and critics are doing the comparisons already, saying this is the breakout role for the young actress. Granik certainly can find and nurture talent.
The film follows a guy named Will (played by Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Harcourt McKenzie), who have lived off the grid for years in the forests around Portland, OR. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film also stars Jeff Kober and Dale Dickey.
Bron Studios and Topic Studios were behind the film, which Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman and Anne Rosellini produced. Take a look at the trailer above.