Unlike Jim Carrey, who I loved in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I have never been all that big on Robin Williams' playing serious roles. My opinion doesn't seem to slow him down, however, as the used-to-be-comic actor has been working on a new thriller from Miramax titled The Night Listener.
The Night Listener Trailer, Poster and Synopsis
Directed by Patrick Stettner (The Business of Strangers), The Night Listener is a psychological thriller based on the international bestselling novel by Armistead Maupin. The story revolves around a celebrated writer and popular late-night radio show host, Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams), who develops an intense phone relationship with a young listener named Pete (Rory Culkin) and his adopted mother (Toni Collette) just as his own domestic life is undergoing drastic changes. When troubling questions arise regarding the boy's identity, it causes Gabriel's ordered existence to spin wildly out of control as he sets out on a harrowing journey to find the truth.
Check out the official poster for The Night Listener below.