As is the case with many of this Fall's most anticipated films, Clint Eastwood's Changeling looks to be heavy, dark and emotionally draining. Luckily, Eastwood got Angelina Jolie, no stranger to this type of material, to play the heart-wrenchingly sympathetic protagonist. The movie screened at Cannes and many who have seen it agree that it will have no problem nabbing Oscar nominations. From the trailer, I can certainly see why.
In the film, set in the late-1920s, Jolie plays Christine Collins, a mother whose son has gone missing. A boy shows up claiming to be her son, but isn't, and Christine must then fight against corrupt police officers (who consider the case closed) in her frantic search for answers. Last month we got a first look at a clip from the film, which was tense and difficult enough, but this new trailer includes more details of the harrowing story. It also prominently features John Malkovich's character, which has piqued my curiosity about this film even more.
The historical drama hits theaters in wide release October 31. To watch the trailer, read more.