Those used to seeing Jason Bateman in comedy roles might be surprised by the trailer for upcoming dramatic thriller Disconnect. Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard, Paula Patton, and Max Thieriot play seemingly unrelated citizens who share one commonality: a dependency on technology. Though the Internet is meant to bring people closer, these people find their lives unraveling as a result of technology addiction. Eventually, their lives collide. Think Traffic, but with Facebook instead of heroin.
This trailer is a lot more intense than I anticipated, and I'm sufficiently intrigued. I'm afraid for everyone in this movie, even the kid who's cyberbullying other kids. I'll be curious to see how it all comes together in the end, but I'm thinking it can't be a happy finish. The movie will be released on April 12, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.