Former Friends star David Schwimmer is establishing quite the directing career for himself. Besides the feature comedy Run, Fat Boy Run, he’s helmed several tv shows including the series Little Britain. According to Variety, he’s been hired to take on another film gig, and this time it will be a Millennium Films drama entitled, Trust.
Trust centers on the parents of a 14-year-old girl who are stunned to discover she has been victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager in a chat room. Newcomer Liana Liberato will play the daughter, and the parents in the situation will be played by Catherine Keener and Clive Owen. The film will also be co-produced by Schwimmer and Millennium Films’ Avi Lerner.
Trust is scheduled to start production in Michigan on November 9th. As a native Michigander, I wonder what city they’ll be filming in? Also, Schwimmer’s ability to direct drama may come into question here. For the most part he’s only handled comedy. This film will be led by two pretty strong actors and I wonder if his skill set will be up to par with theirs? Only time will tell.
What do you think of David Schwimmer directing Trust?