A24's 'The Vanishing of Sidney Hall' Trailer

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Who is Sidney Hall? Why did he disappear? And why is Kyle Chandler trying to track him down?!?

While those questions are shrouded in mystery, I’m quite pleased to see 2017's Sundance Premiere entry (formerly titled Sidney Hall) still has a pulse after being shelved for an entire year! And from initial reactions, ‘Hall’ appears to be yet another worthy entry among A24's pantheon of critically acclaimed films.

I know why he burned the books, because he wrote them

A24’s trailer follows the film’s titular character - played by the ageless wonder Logan Lerman - through a 12-year journey as high-school student-turned famed author-turned aimless drifter. Of course, as the film’s title suggests, there’s a deeper question that hides in plain site. What exactly drove the young novelist to disappear without a trace? After a string of mysterious book arsons allegedly caused by the now aimless drifter Sidney Hall, it’s up to an enigmatic searcher played by Kyle Chandler who appears hot on the trail of Sidney’s whereabouts.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is co-written and directed by Shawn Christensen (Before I Disappear), and stars Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal), and Alex Karpovsky (Girls).

The film will debut exclusively on DIRECT TV on January 25, before hitting theaters on March 2.

Sound like your jam? The trailer is definitely worth taking a few minutes out of your busy day to check out. If anything, you'll hear a pretty sweet monologue from Kyle Chandler.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall - Trailer A24

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