Netflix has released the first trailer for the Sara Colangelo directed drama, The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Originally an Israeli film from filmmaker Nadav Lapid, Sara Colangelo jumped on board to adapt and direct the film into the English Language. Gyllenhaal plays an unlikable Kindergarten Teacher who, after seeing major potential in one of her five-year students kidnaps the boy.
Parker Sevak, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rosa Salazer and Michael Chernus also star in the hard-hitting drama.
The film hits the streaming giant on October 12.
The Kindergarten Teacher Official Synopsis
Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a kindergarten teacher in Staten Island who yearns to live a life of art and intellectualism. She takes an evening poetry class but, despite her best efforts, her work is mediocre.
When she overhears Jimmy (Parker Sevak), one of her five-year-old students, reciting an original poem in her classroom, she is floored. Convinced he is the equivalent of a young Mozart, she becomes obsessed with the child and embarks on a dangerous journey to nurture his talent. As Lisa continues down this increasingly desperate path, she seems ready to throw away everything to chase an impossible dream.