Vertical Releasing has revealed the trailer for “American Dreamer,” the directorial debut of Paul Dektor which stars Peter Dinklage and Shirley Maclaine.
The film is based on a true story from Chicago Public Radio’s “The American Life”. It follows Phil Loder (Dinklage), a twice divorced, frustrated, underpaid professor of economics with a grand dream of home ownership that is tragically out of reach.
When an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes his way, Phil strikes a deal with Astrid Finnelli (MacLaine), a lonely, childless, near-death widow who offers her sprawling estate for pennies.
But Phil quickly learns the deal is too good to be true and the American dream is not quite what it used to be. Theodore Melfi (“Hidden Figures,” “St. Vincent.”) penned the script.
Kim Quinn, Danny Pudi, Michelle Mylett, Danny Glover, and Matt Dillon co-star in the film which debuts in select theaters and VOD on March 8th.