Disney’s live action arm hasn’t been matching its animation side in terms of quality and critical success but this new trailer for Peter Hedges’ The Odd Life of Timothy Green has all the appearance of a typical Disney fam-com.
Hedges, whose previous form includes the screenplay of About a Boy and Dan in Real Life, has Jennifer Garner and rising star Joel Edgerton fronting this one and it’ll be interesting to see Edgerton pulling on the family man trousers for a change, particularly as Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix were once suggested as male leads. The trailer is pure Disney, let’s hope the script doesn’t falter in among the sentiment.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
Here are some production stills from USA Today’s preview,
Here’s the trailer,
and the poster,