Writer/director Jacob Aaron Estes made a splash back in 2004 with his breakout indie drama Mean Creek, but we’ve heard little from him since. That is set to change now that his latest film The Details is finally being taken off the shelf — following its 2011 Sundance premiere — and given a limited theatrical release. This black comedy stars Tobey Maguire as a doctor in suburban Seattle whose life is spiraling out of control thanks to his infidelity and a serious raccoon problem. The impressive supporting cast includes Elizabeth Banks as his wife alongside Laura Linney, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta and Dennis Haysbert. I’m certainly intrigued by the surreal, dark tone of this trailer and the cast all look terrific here, but obviously it’s never a good sign when a film sits on the shelves for this long, so let’s hope that is a reflection on The Details‘ difficulty to sell as opposed to its quality.
The Details opens limited on November 2 in the US. Watch the first trailer below (via The Playlist).