from the Director of
I’ll See You In My Dreams


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Synopsis

THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS).  Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind. 

Dave Fear, Rolling Stone “Sam Elliott is PERFECT.
The moment we begin referring to him as a CANON-WORTHY DRAMATIC ACTOR has officially arrived.”

Cast

Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott
as Lee Hayden

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon
as Charlotte

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman
as Jeremy

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter
as Lucy

Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross
as Valarie

Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine “Sam Elliott truly SHINES.
A CAREER-DEFINING performance.”