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James Franco & Rashida Jones Star In Gritty Fantasy DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON - Watch The First Trailer

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First look at director Bruce Thierry Cheung's indie fantasy.


Don't Come Back from the Moon poster

Adapted by screenwriter Dean Bakopoulos from his own novel and directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, Don't Come Back from the Moon is a gritty drama with elements of magic realism.

Jeffrey Wahlberg (nephew of Mark, fact fans) plays a teen living in a crumbling desert town whose male inhabitants are mysteriously disappearing one by one. The film also stars James Franco, Rashida Jones, Alyssa Elle Steinhacker, Robert Scott Crane, Cheyenne Haynes, Hale Lytle and Zackary Arthur.

Don't Come Back from the Moon opens in US cinemas January 18th, with a UK/ROI release yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

Mickey, a wayward teenager living on the fringe of the California Desert, is filled with angst. His father has disappeared. One by one other men also vanish from his decaying working class town. One man props open the door to his bar and leaves a note. “I’m going to the moon,” it reads. “I took the cash.”

Mickey tries to escape the bleakness of life by causing trouble with his friends but his rage becomes too much to contain. His rash choices leave him careening towards damaging consequences. Would a budding love relationship be enough to save him?

The lure of just giving up and running away is palpable. Mickey, like his father, face the decision to resist or to heed the call of “heading to the moon.”



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