It’s the Romeo & Juliet of friendships in the trailer for Ira Sachs’ Little Men. The director, who brought us acclaimed LGBT New York love story Love Is Strange, returns with a film about two families at war and the boys who spark a friendship between them.
Apple Trailers debuted the footage, which features Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri as two teens, Jake and Tony. Jake moves to Brooklyn from Manhattan with his family after his grandfather dies. After he befriends Tony, a boy whose mom runs the clothing shop downstairs from him, a rift forms between the adults over raised rent that threatens to tear them apart.
Little Men also features Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades of Grey), Paulina Garcia (Netflix’s Narcos), and Alfred Molina (Love Is Strange).
Based on a screenplay by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, the film made the rounds at Sundance where it received early praise from critics. Magnolia Pictures will release Little Men in theaters this Aug. 5.