Samuel Goldwyn Films released the first trailer for “Rudderless” Thursday, William H. Macy’s (“Shameless”) directorial debut. Pic stars Billy Crudup as an ad executive whose life is torn apart by the death of his son. He discovers his son’s demo tape and performs the songs to live out his son’s dreams.
The film, which features Anton Yelchin as a young musician who forms a band with Crudup as well as Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman and Laurence Fishburne in supporting roles, premiered out of competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January.
“Rudderless” will open in limited release on Oct. 17.