J.K. Simmons Is a Man Struggling with the Past in I'm Not Here Trailer with Mandy Moore
J.K. Simmons isn't wasting any time in giving audiences a heartfelt performance in his upcoming film I'm Not Here
J.K. Simmons isn’t wasting any time in giving audiences a heartfelt performance in his upcoming film I’m Not Here.
In a PEOPLE exclusive trailer, the Oscar-winning actor, 63, stars as Steve, a man haunted by his past as every object in his home, along with every sound, reminds him of a specific event in his life.
Listening to a past recording of his mother, played by Moore, insight into Steve’s life reveals he’s faced loss since his youth.
“Stevie? It’s mom. I have some bad news, honey,” Moore is heard saying. “Karen passed away this morning.”
A montage of flashbacks details Steve’s early life, from attending church with his mother to his own moments as a young father and husband battling alcohol addiction.
Stan portrays Steve as a young adult while Big Little Lies’ Armitage portrays him as a young boy.
In a poignant scene, Simmons’ Steve listens as his mother leaves him a voice recording saying: “You only get one life. Don’t waste it.”
I’m Not Here is in theaters and On Demand March 8.