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Being Flynn Trailer Starring Paul Dano and Robert De Niro

Being Flynn Trailer: Robert De Niro Is Paul Dano's Deadbeat Dad

If you were a fan of the book Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City and eagerly anticipating the film adaptation, then I hope you paid attention to character names, otherwise you might not have recognized the film version. Retitled Being Flynn after its protagonist, the film is the memoir of Nick Flynn (Paul Dano), a young man who's trying to find his voice as a writer. He has plenty of source material in his tough life, having grown up with only his mother (Julianne Moore) and without his estranged father, Jonathan (played by Robert De Niro), who is also a writer. When Nick starts work at a homeless shelter, he finds Jonathan, an alcoholic who is staying there. Nick seems to find out that he can't escape the fact that his father has had a great deal of influence on his life — and his writing.

I'm probably most interested to see this movie for the pairing of De Niro and Dano as a father and son with a difficult relationship. De Niro is always good, but Dano keeps impressing me with his acting skills with every film he appears in. In this trailer alone, he gave me goosebumps in the more intense scenes, like fighting with De Niro and bashing his head into a mirror. Being Flynn doesn't yet have a release date, but you can watch the trailer after the break.

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stone_soup stone_soup 5 years
Incredible. Loved Paul Dano in Little Miss Sunshine - was expecting more from him. Hope this movie gives him a higher profile as a character actor.
noonehere noonehere 5 years
Can't wait. Agree with awesomepants about Dano.
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
It looks really good. Why the heck isn't Paul Dano well known? Whatever, the guy is going to have a very long career.
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