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Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges Star In BEN IS BACK [First Trailer]

Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges BEN IS BACK
First look at the addiction drama.

Two major upcoming movies feature parents of drug addicts - there's Beautiful Boy with Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, and also Ben is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.

Roberts plays the mother of Hedges' wayward teenager, who returns home unexpectedly at Christmas, prompting fears that he may relapse into the drug habit he claims to have kicked.

Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton also star in the drama from writer/director Peter Hedges (father of Lucas).

Ben is Back doesn't have a UK/ROI release date yet, but you can check out the first teaser trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.  Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird).