A couple of weeks ago we brought you the first poster for the directorial debut of Mark Ruffalo and 2010 Sundance World Jury Prize winner, Sympathy for Delicious, an intriguing film about a wheelchair-bound DJ who develops the power to heal people, but unable to heal himself.

Now we have the first trailer for you and it is clear to see that this is not a film being played for laughs, rather it has the feel of a very considered piece, played straight as a die by all concerned and looks all the better and more affecting for it. Ruffalo is on acting dutis as well, though not in the starring role of DJ ‘Delicious’ Dean O’Dwyer, which is played by the film’s screenwriter, Christopher Thornton.

Ruffalo, as seems to so often be the case for first time actors turned directors, has nabbed himself a thoroughly┬árespectable cast, including Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich and Orlando Bloom. Sympathy for Delicious nabbed itself the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Sundance and looks like on to very much look out for when it hits screens, which will hopefully be some time this year, after it hits the Windrider Bay Area Film Festival in the US in April.

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Source: Collider.

 

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