As the trailer for The Vanishing of Sidney Hall begins, Kyle Chandler is looking for somebody. Sounds like a good way to hook me in. Who is looking for, you may ask? Well, just look at the title of the movie.
Sidney Hall also stars Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Lane, Blake Jenner, Time Blake Nelson, and Novitiate‘s Margaret Qualley, so there is potential for some good performances there.
The overall star, though, is Logan Lerman as Sidney Hall himself. He writes a hugely successful book at a young age, but then he appears to become a bit of a recluse. Sounds a lot like J.D. Salinger… and the last time the Catcher in the Rye author inspired a film, it didn’t turn out so well.
Also, there are typewriters.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is set to arrive January 25 on DirecTV Cinema and then get a limited theatrical release on March 2. Check out the trailer below: