The trailer is launching months before the film’s April 8, 2016, release.
Gyllenhaal portrays a successful investment banker who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. He continues to unravel despite pressure from his father-in-law, portrayed by Chris Cooper. His character then forms an unlikely connection with a customer service rep and single mother, played by Watts, after writing a complaint letter to a vending machine company.
The trailer starts with Gyllenhaal unable to extract a pack of Peanut M&Ms and subsequently explaining that this was a problem because his wife had died 10 minutes earlier. The trailer ends with a bulldozer knocking down his house.
“You can buy almost anything on e-Bay,” he jokes about the bulldozer.
The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee from a screenplay by Bryan Sipe. Producers are Lianne Halfon, Russ Smith, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel and Vallee.
Vallee directed “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild.” Fox Searchlight bought the U.S. rights to “Demolition” while it was still in production in New York last October.