Trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's TIFF Opener 'Demolition'

Jean-Marc Vallée and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of Demolition.
Photo by Anne Marie Fox. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox
Fox Searchlight released a trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition, which is set to open the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday! This is one hot ticket. I tried to use one of my press pass pulls (we get 5) for Thursday’s screening, but the P&I allotment was already gone within an hour of the industry box office opening. (Luckily I got one for Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next though.) Best of luck finding the Golden Ticket to see it at TIFF! Hopefully we’ll have some coverage of the film later in the fest… J-MV was last year’s TIFF MVP in my books for Wild, so where’ll he land this year?

Synopsis: In Demolition, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.