January 28, 2011 06:36:28 GMT
Struggling with loneliness after losing his father, McGregor's character only has his dog Arthur to share his feeling.
"Beginners" has gotten a trailer ahead of its limited U.S. release on June 3. The trailer, which is debuted via Apple, mixes footage from the present and past as Ewan McGregor's Oliver recalls his moment with his late father who shocked him four years ago by revealing that he is gay.
Now living only with a dog called Arthur, Oliver struggles with loneliness and a life informed by the unreliability of love. As he continues to mourn and remember both his parents, Oliver meets Anna, an exciting and captivating French woman, who inspires Oliver to move past the limits of the relationships he has known to a more surprising, more frightening, and finally more intimate love.
Golden Globe nominee McGregor is joined by Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer who portrays Oliver's father in "Beginners" cast line-up. Melanie Laurent is additionally cast as Anna. Directed and written by Mike Mills, the drama film was premiered at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.