I am still having a hard time getting into the upcoming Robin Williams thriller The Night Listener. Personally, I don't know what all the mystery is about. Some boy writes a book, a guy likes it, and that should be the end of the story. In this case, however, the guy seeks the boy out like some deranged pedophile and discovers some rednecks along the way.
The boy might not really exist? Who cares, just finish the story and move on.
The Night Listener Trailer
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.
The new trailer for The Night Listener is pretty solid. That is, if you can get into the story.