Could Welcome to the Rileys be the first film featuring one of Young Hollywood’s hottest stars as a stripper that isn’t about her wearing nothing onscreen to show that she’s edgy and adult? The trailer, watch it below, gives me hope. A subdued James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo star as parents grieving the death of their daughter in a car accident. He travels to New Orleans on business, stumbles across Stewart’s runaway character in a restaurant, and decides he’s going to get her life on track because she looks like the child he lost. Leo’s character overcomes her stress-induced agoraphobia and eventually follows him to the Big Easy, where she tries to save her marriage, and Stewart from a life on the pole.
I suspect we’ll get at least one scene of Gandolfini and/or Leo watching Stewart on stage, tears in their eyes. But that’s all I need to see. You?