By Darren Franich
Updated August 27, 2011 at 08:45 PM EDT

Given the star power of Fireflies in the Garden — a family drama starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, and Willem Dafoe — it’s a bit surprising that the film just received its official release date, over three years after it first debuted at the Berlin Film Festival. Now a new trailer for the film has hit the Internet…and it’s a doozy. Roberts and Dafoe actually play Reynolds’ warring parents in the film. In the teaser’s first 40 seconds, we see Dafoe mercilessly leaving his son on the side of the road in the middle of a rainstorm, and then see Roberts die in a car accident. The ensuing family turmoil involves a book by Reynolds’ character that describes Dafoe’s years of abuse. Also, Reynolds has a serious-man beard. Check out the trailer: