Here's a young actor you are going to want to know: Callum Turner, who will soon appear in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. Ahead of that, he co-stars with Jeff Bridges in The Only Living Boy in New York and, in this exclusive clip, Turner's floundering 20-something, Thomas, is offered advice from his would-be mentor about wooing a girl.
"What you need to do is just make her afraid of something more than being with you in that way," Bridges' W.F. informs Thomas. Which is? "Not being with you! Let life take over. Find a window and pounce."
Bridges also has a big blockbuster coming up in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as does Mimi, the aforementioned girlfriend, played by Justice League actress Kiersey Clemons. The Only Living Boy in New York -- which takes its name from the 1970 Simon & Garfunkel song -- hails from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer and Gifted) and the family drama co-stars Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Cynthia Nixon.
Watch the movie's trailer below:
And here is the official synopsis:
"Thomas Webb (Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents' Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family."
The Only Living Boy in New York arrives in theaters on Aug. 11.