The first trailer for The Holdovers has been released online. Directed by Alexander Payne and written by David Hemingston, the movie stars Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Carrie Preston. The movie will mark Giamatti’s latest collaboration with Payne, after starring in 2004’s Sideways, which garnered major accolades for the actor.
The plot synopsis reads, “From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).”
You can watch the trailer below and see the movie exclusively in theatres on November 10: