First Trailer for Meg Ryan’s Directorial Debut ‘Ithaca’

Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut

Momentum Pictures has revealed the first official trailer for a World War II drama Ithaca, the feature directorial debut of the rom-com queen Meg Ryan, who also stars in this.

The film reunites Ryan and her frequent collaborator Tom Hanks as the parents of a human messenger (Alex Neustaedter). The full cast also includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Jack Quaid, Molly Gordon and Gabriel Basso.

Based on William Saroyan‘s 1943 novel titled The Human Comedy, Ithaca first premiered at the Middleburg Film Festival last autumn and is set for a limited release on September 9th. Here’s the film’s first trailer and poster.

Ugh…this is so pathetic.

Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut

When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on a job as a bicycle telegraph messenger to provide for his widowed mother, his older sister and his younger brother. Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca, but soon must grapple with a message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan’s 1943 novel, Ithaca is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.