The past few years have seen a much-deserved resurgence in Wes Bentley’s career since his breakthrough performance in American Beauty back in 1999, and we couldn’t be happier.

Having starred in The Hunger Games earlier this year, by far one of the year’s most successful films at the box office, he’s got a slew of films on his slate, and heading to the Toronto International Film Festival with its world debut will be The Time Being.

Following the line-up announcement this afternoon, we’ve now got our first look at Bentley in the lead, and a handful more new images.

Co-starring alongside Bentley will be the great trio of Frank Langella, Ahna O’Reilly, and Sarah Paulson.

“In this suspenseful drama from first-time writer-director Nenad Cicin-Sain, a struggling young artist (Wes Bentley) accepts a series of bizarre commissions from an eccentric, dying millionaire (Frank Langella) who may be trying to either help further his career or destroy his life.”

Nenad Cicin-Sain will be making his directorial debut, directing from a script he co-wrote with Richard N. Gladstein, who’s turning to writing after a long career executive producing the likes of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and The Bourne Identity.

The Time Being will be heading to Toronto seeking distribution, and given the talent involved, particularly with Bentley, Langella, and Paulson all recently on the rise, we’re hoping that it will find it and reach the big screen before long. The cast and premise are very promising, and these first look images are a nice little tease for what’s to come. As usual, you can click to enlarge.