Rudderless, the directorial debut of William H. Macy, is easily one of the most intriguing upcoming films of the moment. It follows high-profile advertising executive Sam (Billy Crudup) as his life falls to pieces after a devastating school shooting. After unwittingly trying to deal with the loss of his son, while living in a docked sailboat, he discovers a box filled with his son’s musical demos and lyrics. In an attempt to reconnect with his son, he begins to perform the songs at a local bar, where he meets a young musician named Quentin (Anton Yelchin). The two begin the film’s namesake band, Rudderless, and in doing so, begin to slowly rebuild their lives.
Today the film gave us a closer look into the film, with an acoustic performance by two of the film’s stars, Selena Gomez and Ben Kweller, with an appearance by Macy himself on keyboard. Part trailer, part music video of sorts, we have a feeling you’ll be replaying the video over and over.
Ruderless hits theaters 10/17.