New Trailer and Poster for BOYCHOIR, Starring Dustin Hoffman

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I’m not sure if I’m the audience for some Dustin Hoffman-starring school drama, but I was more than a little exited when I saw Eddie Izzard in Boychoir. If nothing else, I will mentally catalogue this pic to get a better idea of his work.

Boychoir, the latest from The Red Violin director François Girard, premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. This is actually a fairly decent film in the vein of Whiplash meets The Chorus, headlined by Academy Award winner Hoffman, with Kathy Bates (Tammy), Kevin McHale (“Glee”), Josh Lucas (Big Sure), River Alexander (The Way Way Back), Debra Winger (Lola Versus) and newcomer Garrett Wareing also starring.

The original screenplay from Source Code scribe Ben Ripley is about a rebellious preteen (Wareing) with a remarkable gift, challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they prepare for the National Championship.

The film will receive a limited release on April 3rd. Check out the new trailer and poster below.

The movie follows Stet (Wareing), a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, who ends up at a boychoir boarding school after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master (Hoffman) who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

François Girard School Drama