A first official trailer has been released online for Blaze, the upcoming drama movie directed by Ethan Hawke and starring Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, and Richard Linklater:
“The film is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey), the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze’s profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.”
So that’s what Zach Galifianakis’ life would have been if he had chosen country music instead of acting, lol!
The release date of the movie is set to August 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas (other cities to follow).
Stay tuned for updates.