American comedy-drama film The Hero hit the big screen following its Sundance Film Festival debut last year to rave reviews, and now the movie is available on digital download and DVD. Inspired by 2015 Indian Tamil language drama Uttama Villain, written by Kamal Haasan, this is a story now available and open to a whole new audience.
Now, fans can get a glimpse of one of the most powerful scenes to come out of the entire movie in our exclusive clip. In it, we see film icon Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) come face-to-face with Charlotte (Laura Prepon) outside a taco stand in sunny California. Catching up on all that’s gone on since they last saw one another, Lee quickly uses his charisma to ask Charlotte out on a date. You can check out the exclusive below:
Directed by Brett Haley, who also co-wrote the script alongside Marc Basch, the film sees Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Erik Rommesmo serve as producers, with an incredible cast of A-listers coming together for the project.
Elliott plays the lead Lee Hayden; an aging Western film icon who has an instantly-recognisable voice, but the best of his career in the past. Now spending his days with close friend Jeremy (Nick Offerman); a former co-star turned drug dealer, the two reminisce about the good times until a surprise cancer diagnosis ensures he starts to get his priorities in order.
Meeting old friend and stand-up comic Charlotte (Prepon), the pair strike up an exciting and promising relationship, all whilst he does his best to reconnect with estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter).
Along with his personal life, Lee has ambitions to take one final golden role, cementing his legacy as one of the best in the business. Whether or not he’ll be successful both in that and in beating his cancer diagnosis however isn’t a certain thing.
Haley also serves as editor on The Hero, with Rob Givens working on cinematography and Keegan DeWitt providing the soundtrack for the film. Northern Lights, Park Pictures and Houston King Productions all worked as production companies on the movie.
Though the film only managed to garner just over $4 million in the worldwide box office, it’s been regarded as an understated hit, and one that in particular sees Sam Elliott give one of his best performances of his career.
You can check out the trailer for The Hero below:
The Hero is available on digital download and DVD now!