Ever since Robert De Niro starred in Analyze This his career has sort of been in a downward spiral… he’s made a decent amount of terrible films in the past twelve years. With that being said, every once in awhile he turns in a great performance in solid films like last year’s Stone and 2008’s What just Happened.
In the trailer for Being Flynn it looks like De Niro has returned to form and may give one of those great De Niro performances in which he makes it look so easy.
Being Flynn is based on Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. The story follows Nick (Paul Dano) as he works in various homeless shelters in Boston and one day spots his estranged and troubled father (De Niro), leading him to face his past.
The film was adapted and directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company) and it looks to be his most dramatic outing thus far.
Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirbly, and Lili Taylor round out the ensemble cast.
Being Flynn is supposed to open in theaters sometime in 2012.
Watch the full trailer after the jump.