DECODING ANNIE PARKER Trailer

Here’s the trailer for director Steven Bernstein‘s peculiar kind of disease drama Decoding Annie Parker, starring Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt and Aaron Paul.

Samantha Morton won Best Actress at the Seattle Film Festival for her role of a Toronto woman who lost her mother to cancer during childhood. A true-life story about Annie Parker and her battle with breast cancer was also elected one of the top five in the last year’s festival.

Bernstein’s directorial debut Decoding Annie Parker also stars Rashida Jones, Maggie Grace, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Corey Stoll and Alice Eve, and will be in selected theaters and available on demand on May 2.

Annie Parker, 63, tells Yahoo Movies:

I’m the Angelina Jolie of 30 years ago.I know I’m alive today to tell this story, to tell people to be tested for the BRCA gene,

she says.

I don’t want anyone to suffer the way I had to suffer.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

Loosely based on the life of cancer survivor Annie Parker and the groundbreaking career of geneticist Mary-Claire King, the film tells the dramatic story of two women whose force of spirit defies the odds. Armed with a wicked sense of humor, Parker (Morton) faces down family loss, a cheating husband and her own mortality. At the same time, Dr. King (Hunt) upends scientific doctrine when she discovers the BRCA1 gene mutation, which revolutionizes understanding and treatment of certain types of breast cancer. How the paths of these two women intersect is funny, irreverent, and heartwarming without the burn.

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