Charming U.K. Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’

Written by on April 3, 2014 

Now that The Weinstein Company have finally set two long-delayed acquisitions for U.S. releases — The Immigrant on May 16th and Snowpiercer on June 27th — eyes are peeled for when they’ll mark the latest work from Jean-Pierre Jeunet down on the calendar. The Young and Prodigious Spivet marks the inventive director’s first foray into the world of 3D, and today brings a new trailer from the U.K.

While it follows a similar structure to our past previews, we get a little more of the story, which follows a boy, T. S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett), who travels from his country home in Montana to the Smithsonian on what looks like to be a charming adventure. This seems like an ideal summer film, so hopefully Harvey Weinstein makes a move so we’ll see it sooner rather than later. Check it out below for the film also starring Helena Bonham Carter, Kathy Bates, and Callum Keith Rennie.

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Young T. S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett) lives on a Montana ranch with his mother (a beetle-obsessive), father (a wannabe cowboy) and his 14-year-old, pageant-obsessed sister. His brother Layton died in an accident in the family’s barn; T. S. was with him, but doesn’t recall what happened.

A prodigy, T. S. has a passion for maps and scientific inventions, and one day gets a call from the Smithsonian Museum to say that he has won the prestigious Baird prize for his discovery of the perpetual motion machine. Without telling anybody, he sets out on a freight train to journey across the US towards Washington, D. C.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet hits U.K. theaters on June 13th and is without a U.S. release date.


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