Being Flynn gets a trailer and poster

"What I am, is an artist..."

A first official trailer has arrived for Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn, an adaptation of playwright Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night In Suck City.

The film stars Paul Dano as an aspiring young writer, who takes on a job at a local homeless shelter. Whilst there he meets a bedraggled old gentleman, who just happens to be his estranged father (Robert De Niro), an acclaimed writer himself, if only in his own head.

Take a look at the new trailer below…



We could do without the whimsical indie-folk soundtrack to be honest, but that aside, this looks like a promisingly heartfelt drama, with De Niro appearing both formidable and pitiful as the delusional older man.

Weitz has collaborated with De Niro before on Little Fockers, but we’re hoping the comedy here won’t be quite so broad. Support comes from Julianne Moore as Dano’s mother, and Olivia Thirlby as the young woman with whom he strikes up a relationship.

Being Flynn has yet to receive an official release date, but in the meantime, you can fest your eyes on the shiny new poster below.

Is De Niro's career back on track? What do you make of this one?