The clip, starring Joaquin Phoenix and youngster Woody Norman, offers several glimpses of the tender relationship between the two. Phoenix’s character Johnny recites poetic philosophies on the meaning of life as it flashes different scenes across the screen.
“To visit planet Earth, you’ll have to be born as a human child,” Phoenix narrates.
Continuing, “Over the years, you will try to make sense of that happy, sad, full, always-shifting life you are in. And when the time comes to return to your star, it may be hard to say goodbye to that strangely beautiful world.”
At the end of the clip, Norman’s character Jesse responds “You’re crying”.
Watch the trailer for C’mon C’mon below.
The film also stars Gaby Hoffman, Jaboukie Young-White, Scoot McNairy and Molly Webster. It will be Phoenix’s first movie since winning Best Actor Oscar for 2019’s Joker. The studio aims for a November release for the all black-and-white film but has not yet set a firm date.
Meanwhile, Phoenix has welcomed his first newborn baby with Rooney Mara. The two named their son River after the actor’s late older brother.
Lead photo courtesy of Tobin Yelland/A24.