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First Trailer for ‘The Holdovers’ Sees the Latest Collaboration Between Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti

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:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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