Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for director Alexander Payne's adaptation of The Descendants, Payne's first feature-length directorial effort since 2004's Sideways.
Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants stars George Clooney as a father who tries to reconnect with his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) after his wife suffers a boating accident and he discovers she has been having an affair.
The story seems perfect for Payne, who has successfully mixed humor and pathos into past projects like Sideways, About Schmidt and Election. Payne wrote the script along with Nat Faxon (Beerfest). The Descendants co-stars Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, and Matthew Lillard. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.26.11 by Ryan