WATCH: A Boy and His Horse Embark on an Emotional Journey in First Official Trailer for ‘Lean on Pete’

Lean on Pete Poster

A24 released the official trailer for their upcoming film, “Lean on Pete.”

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, “Lean on Pete” tells the story of 15-year-old Charley, a lonely boy who finds friendship in an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When Charley learns the retiring horse will be sold for slaughter, he determines to rescue his new friend and the two go off in search of solace with a long-lost relative.

Charlie Plummer stars as Charley. Plummer won the Marcello Mastoianni Award for Best Young Actor when “Lean on Pete” premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The young actor got his start on the series “Boardwalk Empire.” From there, he went on to star in another series, “Granite Flats,” a show on BYU TV that has a small but passionate fan base. Earlier this year, he appeared in “The Dinner,” which starred Richard Gere and Laura Linney. And he can be seen later this month as John Paul Getty III in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.”

The film also stars Steve Buscemi as Pete’s owner and Chloë Sevigny as his jockey. Buscemi won a Golden Globe and was nominated for additional awards for his role in “Boardwalk Empire.”

Sevigny was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry.” She also won a Golden Globe for the TV series “Big Love.”

Other familiar faces in “Lean on Pete” include Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”), Steve Zahn (“Captain Fantastic”), and Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”).

The film was written and directed by Andrew Haigh. His last film, “45 Years,” earned an Academy Award nomination for Charlotte Rampling, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film.

“Lean on Pete” will be in theaters on March 30, 2018.

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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