Momentum Pictures has released the first official trailer for the Jean-Pierre Jeunet-directed film, The Young and Prodigious Spivet. The film is based on a novel, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, written by Reif Larsen. The movie stars Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis. No official release date has been announced as yet. Here’s the synopsis:
“A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker’s attempt to understand the ways of the world.
When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal—if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal—is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum’s hallowed halls.
There are some answers here on the road from Divide and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?”