Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Watch the First Trailer for Andrew Haigh’s ‘Lean on Pete’

Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete was one of the nicest surprises of last fall’s Toronto International Film Festival – not because it was great (Haigh’s films, which include Weekend and 45 Years, always are), but because it saw the decidedly urban-oriented filmmaker going rural, with equally moving results. Back at TIFF, yours truly called it “a good old-fashioned boy-and-his-horse story, with Charley and Pete taking off unexpectedly on a road trip of cash-strapped desperation,” told in a series of vignettes, “each with the inner life and rich characters of a McMurtry short story, each with their own pleasures and curveballs.”

It’s very good, is the point, so we’re happy to hear it’s hitting theaters in March – and that A24 has released the picture’s first trailer. Check it out:

Charlie Plummer stars as Charley, the “boy” part of the “boy and his horse” equation; the robust supporting cast includes Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Steve Zahn. Lean on Pete is out March 30.

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Watch the First Trailer for Andrew Haigh’s ‘Lean on Pete’