The first trailer has been released for Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, based on Peter Turner's 1987 memoir, which was republished by Picador last May. The film will open in limited release December 8 for Oscar qualification and go wide in January.
Directed by Paul McGuigan, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool features Annette Bening as American movie star Gloria Grahame, "who meets and falls in love with a much younger actor (Jamie Bell) while performing in theatre in Liverpool. It is there that she is told that her breast cancer, which she successfully fought several years earlier, has returned," the Telegraph noted, adding that Oscar predictors should "prepare to add another major Best Actress contender to your lists." The cast also includes Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham and Julie Walters.