Ben Affleck advises Tye Sheridan in Trailer for George Clooney's 'The Tender Bar'
The full-length trailer for The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney, has been released by Amazon Studios.
The film, which is based on novelist J.R. Moehringers 2005 memoir of the same name, follows the life of a fatherless boy, played by Daniel Ranieri in his childhood days, growing up on Long Island. The trailer begins with a young J.R. learning from his Uncle Charlie, portrayed by Ben Affleck, who works as stylist.
Yeah, two rules. Im never going to let you win. In the clip, Uncle Charlie tells J.R. that Im gonna always tell you the truth, and also shows the boy being raised by a single mother (Lily Rabe) and developing sass for reading and writing. The trailer then moves on to J.R s life as a teenager, now played by Tye Sheridan, as the actor attends Yale in the 1980s. J.R. pursues his dream of becoming a writer and begins sexing with one of his classmates.
Uncle Charlie, now older and wiser, encourages his nephew after a few setbacks, declaring, In life, you gotta have it. If you dont have it, you wonll never get it. Youve got it, I promise.
Christopher Lloyd and Briana Middleton are also in The Tender Bar. William Monahan, the Academy Award winner of The Departed, wrote the screenplay for the film.
On Oct. 10, the drama had its international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporters Sheri Linden wrote of the film, In its focus on a working-class neighborhood in the Long Island town of Manhasset, the more faded and smoke-stained the better, and it's alive with messy, loving rivalries and bursts of joy.
The Tender Bar will be shown in select theaters starting Dec. 17 and will debut on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 7.
Watch the trailer below to see how it's done.