Small cute child and devoted parent figures faced with separation equals a guaranteed tearjerker if the trailer for ‘GIFTED’ is anything to go by.
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven year old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
GIFTED stars Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and co-stars Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time), Jenny Slate (‘Parks and Recreation’, Obvious Child) and Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Help). Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days Of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man); produced by Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
This looks rather good so here’s the trailer….