People.com Entertainment Movies 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 By Alexia Fernández Published on December 21, 2018 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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. The film, directed by Simmons’ wife, Michelle Schumacher, also stars Mandy Moore, Sebastian Stan, Max Greenfield, Maika Monroe and Iain Armitage. 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.” LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty; Jesse Grant/Getty 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. Newlyweds Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith Sweetly Sing Wedding Duet at Their Reception 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.