Will Forte Examines Mentally-Ill Man in First 'Run and Jump' Trailer
"Run and Jump" debuts its first trailer via Entertaiment Weekly. The film follows a story of an Irish couple, Vanetia and Conor Casey (Maxine Peake and Edward MacLiam) whose life changes when Conor becomes mentally ill after suffering from stroke. Later comes Ted (Will Forte), an American neurologist who stays with the family to study and observe Connor.
The trailer gives a look at Connor's odd behavior as the Irish family welcomes the "brain doctor." It also highlights how Vanetia stays strong while dealing with her husband's condition. The full-spirited wife tries to have fun by doing laughter yoga in her car and asking Ted to dance with her.
Will, who is known for his physical comedy on "Saturday Night Live", is taking more dramatic role. However, he said that he didn't try to change his image. He just wanted to be a part of a good film.
"I had never ruled out the possibility but just had never found myself in a position to do something dramatic," Forte told Entertainment Weekly. "So when I got to see the script it was such a great story, I thought it would be really fun to try to be a part of it."
On his character as a neurologist who comes to an Ireland family, he joked, "Thank god I didn't have to do an Irish accent." He then explained his character, "I have grant money to study this guy so I move out to Ireland and I'm watching him as he goes about his daily routines. And it's a situation where the family obviously doesn't want this intruder in their lives but they need the money and they take me in. It's a really intense experience."
Directed by Steph Green based on a script by Ailbhe Keogan, "Run and Jump" also stars Sharon Horgan, Ruth McCabe, Joseph Kelly, Brendan Morris, and Michael Harding. The film will be premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20.
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