Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet feature in first photo from Jason Reitman’s Labor Day
Entertainment Weekly have brought us the first look at Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in Paramount and Universal fugitive drama Labor Day.
Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Maynard, Labor Day centres on 13 year old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
Director Jason Reitman commented on the image revel saying “It’s an immediate reminder of the danger that’s in the house, That image is meant to say both things at the same time, There is an undeniable bond, they’re both scared, but they both seem to need each other. The first time I read the book I imagined this moment, this shot, this frame, the way he holds her, with the kid in the background, And we would see the neighbor [Reitman regular J.K. Simmons] through the window, so the audience would feel danger, but at the same time a desperation for Frank and Adele to be together. There’s no cynicism in this movie. There’s no irony in this movie, This one is dramatic, romantic, and has moments of being a thriller all new things for me. It felt like making my first movie again.”
Also starring Tobey Maguire, Brooke Smith, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek and Gattlin Griffith, Labor Day hits cinemas on February 7 2014.
LABOR DAY OPENS ON FEBRUARY 7 2014