Sundance: Sam Elliott Is a Washed-Up Gunslinger in 'The Hero' Clip (Exclusive Video)
Laura Prepon and Nick Offerman also star in the film, which will premiere in Park City on Jan. 21.
The renowned, sonorous tones of Sam Elliott are back in The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive clip of The Hero.
Elliott plays Lee Hayden, a washed-up Western film icon, who today makes a living through voiceovers, while leading a sedentary life accompanied by copious amounts of weed and former co-star turned dealer (Nick Offerman). Upon being struck with a surprise cancer diagnosis, he quickly prioritizes, and commits to proving his self-worth through a reprisal of his most iconic role, The Hero, in a sequel to the beloved Western film. In addition, he attempts to mend the relationship with his estranged daughter and reconnect with his ex-wife.
In the film, Laura Prepon plays Charlotte, an exciting stand-up comic who sparks a compelling relationship with Lee. The clip sees the two meeting for the first time, and Lee sharing a wry joke.
Written and directed Brett Haley, the film will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21; it also stars Katharine Ross and Krysten Ritter.
Watch the exclusive clip above.