Sam Elliott is The Hero, COMING SOON!
Directed by Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS)
Written by Brett Haley, Marc Basch
Starring Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman and Katharine Ross
The Orchard will release THE HERO in NY/LA June 9 followed by a national rollout
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
93 Minutes | Not Yet Rated
“A resonant depiction of a man fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image and, most importantly, his heart. Sam Elliott could not be more compelling. It’s his best performance in a long time, and possibly ever.” – Katie Walsh, The Playlist
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Sam Elliott, quite simply, is a legend and a national treasure so building a movie around him, no matter how cliche and mumble core it may be, makes me happy. Like Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, I sort of love these "aging star" movies and accept the conventions such as 'trying to reconnect with an estranged daughter' and the 'wacky younger friend'. I'll take that stuff if I get to watch Sam Elliott be amazing for 90mins!
Also it has a strong supporting cast, great to see Katharine Ross back in front of the camera!