Ethan Hawke is a troubled pastor grieving his son who died in Iraq in a brand new trailer for upcoming drama, First Reformed.
The clip, launched Thursday, follows Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) as he turns to alcohol and talks with one other pastor performed by Cedric Kyles to work via his points. He’s then approached by a pregnant girl performed by Amanda Seyfried.
Seyfried turns to the reverend to be able to ask him for assist after she makes a surprising discovery about her husband that leads Toller down a darkish path.
“Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary,” reads the synopsis. “As soon as a cease on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a vacationer attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its close by mother or father church, Plentiful Life, with its state-of-the-art services and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his personal tormented previous, and equally despairing future, till he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.”
First Reformed, from author and director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo), is about to hit theaters on Could 18.