Ben is Back teaser trailer: Lucas Hedges is going through a hard time again
Lucas Hedges looks like he'll be in the Oscars conversation once again this year with Boy Erased and now Ben is Back likely to be in the mix. His appearances in Lady Bird and Manchester by the Sea made people sit up and take notice, and he's becoming something of a specialist at playing kids caught up in deadly serious scenarios (It will be the same in next year's Honey Boy). Julia Roberts plays his mother this time and Lucas' real father, Peter Hedges, is directing. Watch the teaser trailer for Ben is Back above to see more.
19 year-old Ben Burns (Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
Peter Hedges also wrote the screenplay, with Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Guinee and Jakari Fraser all in the support cast.
Ben is Back is released in the US early December but there is no date for the UK just yet, but we expect it to be January/February 2019.