AceShowbiz - The first trailer of "Ten Thousand Saints" has arrived. Set in 1980s, the movie follows Jude (Asa Butterfield) who moves from Vermont to New York City to live with his estranged father (Ethan Hawke) in the punk-fueled East Village after the death of Jude's friend.
The trailer opens with Les (Ethan) sneaking into Jude's room to take him to New York. "Come to kidnap you, taking you to the Big Apple. I'm offering you Manhattan, champ. Don't play hard again," Hawke's character says when his son asks him why he should go with him.
The trailer also introduces Emile Hirsch as Jude's brother, Johnny, who preaches about a straight-edge lifestyle and Hailee Steinfeld as Eliza, Jude and Johnny's sister, who is pregnant and leans on his brother for support.
According to the official synopsis, "Jude - named after a Beatles song by his hippie parents - spends his high school days in small-town Vermont getting high with his best friend, Teddy. Beneath Jude's mind-numbing activities lurks a desire to reconnect with his estranged father, Les, who abandoned the family when Jude was nine."
"Desperate to keep her son out of trouble, Jude's mother sends him to live with Les in New York City. In the roiling and raw East Village, Jude struggles to establish an identity within the cultural upheaval downtown and forms an unlikely surrogate family with Teddy's straight-edge brother and a troubled, rich uptown girl."
Butterfield leads the cast which also includes Julianne Nicholson and Avan Jogia. Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the movie is scheduled for a release in selected U.S. theaters on August 14.