The first official trailer for ‘A Million Little Pieces’ is out and it’s an intense addiction drama from the husband-wife team: actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The duo has co-written the screenplay, based on James Frey’s memoir about his own experiences with drug addiction.
The full cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Billy Bob Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, David Dastmalchian, Odessa Young, Dash Mihok, Eugene Byrd, Andy Buckley, and Tom Amandes.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays a young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent who submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota. It’s a solid film about how hard it is to recover from addiction and grow past it, but it’s also not a very impressive film in any way.
An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23-year-old James (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has two options: treatment or death. After waking up on a plane with a smashed up face and no memory of the past few weeks, he heads to rehab where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. As James endures the white-knuckle journey of mending his broken body, he heals his broken soul by connecting with other kindred spirits who also yearn and fight for a better life.
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. The film releases on 30th August 2019.