'Life Itself' Trailer Tells Multi-Generational Love Story

The film was written and directed by Dan Fogelman and stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas.

Amazon Studios released the first full trailer for Life Itself on Tuesday (July 10).

The ensemble drama was written and directed by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Mandy Patinkin and Laia Costa.

Life Itself centers on a couple (Wilde and Isaac) that lead a multi-generational love story. The film features characters from different decades and continents, from New York to Spain, who are connected by a single event.

The trailer focuses on Isaac and Wilde's characters falling in love, beginning with a romantic declaration from Isaac's character as a way of explaining why he's waiting to ask out Wilde's character.

"I'm waiting for the right moment because when I ask you out there's not going to be any turning back for me," he says. "I'm not going to date anybody else for the rest of my life. I'm not going to love anybody else for the rest of my life. I'm waiting for the right moment because when I ask you out, it's going to be the most important moment of my life and I just want to make sure that I get it right."

The trailer then shows a montage of Isaac and Wilde together and images of the other characters interacting, as Wilde delivers a quote with the film's title.

"Life itself tricks us. It misleads us. It paints one man a hero when he may well be a villain," she says. "Maybe the heroes and villains of our stories are just day players in a much bigger movie." 

A teaser trailer for Life Itself was released in March. That preview gave a glimpse of the relationship between Isaac's and Wilde's characters. As shots of the many stars are shown, an unseen character states in a voice-over, "No one knows where their story is going, nor who the heroes in it are going to be." Isaac's character later says, "Strange to think about how a completely random moment could shape my entire life."

The film is set to hit theaters on Sept. 21. Watch the full trailer above.