New Trailer for ‘The Lady in the Van’ Starring Maggie Smith

Starring Maggie Smith

A new trailer for Nicholas Hytner‘s upcoming film The Lady in the Van has dropped ahead of its TIFF premiere next week.

Oscar winning actress Maggie Smith plays an eccentric homeless woman in the big-screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play of the same name. Smith has played the character before on stage and on the radio.

Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, and James Corden co-stars. The film opens in the U.K. on November 13th, followed by a limited release in select U.S. theaters on December 11th. Have a look at the trailer, synopsis and the quad poster below.

How can you go wrong with such a great actress?

Starring Maggie Smith

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in writer Alan Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen. Starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper and James Corden.