The first trailer has been released for A Late Quartet, a drama set in the world of classical music and directed by documentarian Yaron Zilberman. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken and Mark Ivanir as members of a world-renowned string quartet whose future suddenly hangs in the balance when their beloved cellist (Walken) is diagnosed with a life threatening illness and announces his retirement. Competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration ahead of their 25th anniversary concert. Synecdoche, New York co-stars Hoffman and Keener reunite as a couple here, with Imogen Poots featuring as their daughter, and from the looks of this trailer A Late Quartet certainly seems to be a showcase for the talented actors, if potentially overly melodramatic. Walken also looks in fine (and surprisingly normal) form, and between this and Seven Psychopaths 2012 is shaping up to be quite a year for him.
A Late Quartet opens in the US on November 2. Check out the first trailer and poster below (via Collider).