Paul Bettany directs his wife Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly in Shelter which will be premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is now showing off the first official photo. Bettany also wrote the screenplay for the dramatic film that finds Connelly co-starring with Anthony Mackie in a story about New York City’s homeless population.
Hannah (Connelly) and Tahir (Mackie) come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York. How did they get there? As we learn about their past, we begin to understand that to have a future, they need each other. There are more than 50,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City. To most of us they are nameless and faceless, and occasionally a nuisance. But every single person has a story. And Hannah and Tahir are no different. And theirs is a story of loss, love, hope and redemption.