I don't know what it is about The Night Listener that isn't doing it for me. Maybe it is just the tale of a grown man trying to prove if a certain boy exists, or doesn't exist. Not that the kid is somebody famous, he has only written one book. Does this old man have other, impure, reasons to visit the kid?
Alright, alright, I can't back that up, so let's just check out the new clips.
The Night Listener Clips
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.
Like the trailer, the first two clips released by Miramax try to be full of tension but only come off as lackluster.
Check out both clips for The Night Listener at the film's movie page.
The Night Listener comes to theatres on August 4th.