Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club) upcoming drama DEMOLITION. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Davis, an investment banker who tries to rebuild his life after losing his wife in a car accident. Naomie Watts, Chris Cooper, and Judah Lewis also star. The film has its world premiere at TIFF next week and will be opening in theaters on April 8, 2016.
In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.