by Tim Gordon
This week in Trailer Park, there are several new movies that will be coming to theaters or streaming services soon.
New in the Trailer Park this week are:
- Needle in A Timestack – Nick and Janine live in bliss until her ex warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend. As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to hold onto — or let go of — all he loves. The film is written and directed by John Ridley, based on the short story of the same name by Robert Silverberg. It stars Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, and Jadyn Wong.
- West Side Story – Teenagers Tony and María, despite having affiliations with rival street gangs, the Jets and Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City. The film is directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. The film is the second feature-length adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which is based loosely on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It stars Rachel Zegler (in her feature film debut) and Ansel Elgort, with Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James. Rita Moreno, who appeared in the 1961 film, has a supporting role and is an executive producer. Choreography is by Justin Peck.
- Nightmare Alley– A corrupt con-man teams up with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro with a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, and David Strathairn. It is the second feature film adaptation of Gresham’s novel, following the 1947 version by 20th Century-Fox.
- Dear Evan Hansen– Evan Hansen is an anxious, isolated high-school student who’s aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social media age. He soon embarks on a journey of self-discovery when a letter he wrote for a writing exercise falls into the hands of a grieving couple whose son took his own life. The film is directed by Stephen Chbosky from a screenplay by Steven Levenson. It is based on the 2015 stage musical of the same name by Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. A Marc Platt production, the film stars his son, Ben, reprising his performance in the title role, which he originated on stage. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, and DeMarius Copes.
- The Humans – The Humans is a drama film written and directed by Stephen Karam in his directorial debut, and based on his one-act play of the same name. It stars Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and June Squibb.
Click below to see all of the trailers for upcoming films.