Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening could be angling for a return to the Oscar race based on the classy new trailer for director Michael Mayer’s “The Seagull.”
Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Michael Zegan, Glenn Fleshler, with Billy Howle and Brian Dennehy also star in the film, which Sony Pictures Classics plans to release on May 11.
The new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, with a script by Tony winner Stephen Karam, follows a family and their hangers-on and lovers at a lakeside Russian estate during one summer weekend.
While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a rich story unfolds about art, fame, parents and children, and human folly.
The film is produced by Jay Franke, David Herro, Robert Salerno, Tom Hulce and Leslie Urdang.
Watch the trailer above.