Amazon Studios has released the official trailer and poster for the romantic drama, Life Itself. In the trailer, Oscar Isaac’s character declares his lifelong love while Olivia Wilde’s character wonders about the illusions of heroes and villains.
“Life itself tricks us. It misleads us. It paints one man a hero when he may well be a villain. Hero or villain – villain or hero. Maybe the heroes and villains of our stories are actually just day players in a much bigger story,” says Wilde.
Dan Fogelman wrote and directed Life Itself, with Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey and Aaron Ryder producing. The cast includes Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Olivia Wilde (Doll & Em), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Wonder), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Laia Costa (Piercing), Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Antonio Banderas (The 33), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Snowfall, The Evil That Men Do), and Alex Monner (Vivir sin permiso).
Fogelman’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Brett Pawlak, editor Julie Monroe, costume designer Melissa Toth, and production designer Gerald Sullivan, with music by Federico Jusid.
Amazon Studios is releasing the film in theaters on September 21, 2018. Life Itself is rated R for language including sexual references, some violent images and brief drug use.
The Plot: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (This Is Us, Crazy, Stupid, Love) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga.
Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.