Laura Dern stars in the trailer for the real-life story, The Tale. A story based on the director, Jennifer Fox’s traumatic childhood.

The film is the first narrative feature from Sundance Grand Prize Winner and Emmy nominated writer-director Jennifer Fox, whose documentary films have earned international acclaim for their groundbreaking artistry and unflinching honesty. Fox has been extremely brave in bringing the story, which is based on her own life, to life. She pushes forward the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating a dialogue between past and present to illustrate the interplay between memory and trauma.

The HBO Film stars Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), Academy Award winner Common (Selma), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Six Feet Under), John Heard (The Sopranos), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), and Isabel Nélisse (Mama).

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The Tale premieres May 26 on HBO.

The Tale Official Synopsis

Jennifer (Laura Dern), a journalist, is compelled to examine her past and a sexual relationship she had when she was thirteen after her mother uncovers one of her childhood stories.