Amazon Prime Video has released a poster and trailer for writer-director Alan Ball’s 70s-set drama Uncle Frank which stars Sophia Lillis as Beth, a young woman who leaves her rural town to study at New York University where her beloved uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a literature professor, she soon discovers he is gay and living with his long-term partner, a secret he has been keeping from his family for years; take a look here…
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
The film features a cast that includes Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, Margo Martindale and Stephen Root.
Uncle Frank arrives on Prime Video on November 25th.