The escaped convict drama Labor Day has released its first clip, one day before playing at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night.
Kate Winslet stars as a shut-in, emotionally fragile single mother who encounters Josh Brolin’s wounded fugitive while on a rare shopping trip with her young son (Gattlin Griffith.) The man needs a place to lay low, and she agrees — mostly out of fear, but also from a buried, hidden attraction.
This scene takes place shortly after the trio arrives at her home, and there’s a hidden message going on in the dialogue that will change the way you watch their interaction ….
I would argue that every word Brolin’s convicted murderer says is the truth, and every line Winslet’s frightened, well-meaning mother utters is a lie, whether she means it to be or not. The kid, of course, is caught in the middle.
Labor Day, written and directed by Jason Reitman, will open to the public on Jan. 31.
Tonight, Reitman will be hosting a Live Read at the festival of the script for Boogie Nights, featuring Jesse Eisenberg in the Mark Wahlberg role of Dirk Diggler; Brolin as Jack Horner, originally played by Burt Reynolds; and Dakota Fanning as Heather Graham’s Rollergirl.