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The Tender Bar Trailer: Ben Affleck is a Cool Uncle in Amazon’s George Clooney-Helmed Pic

Amazon Studios has dropped the official trailer for actor-director George Clooney’s forthcoming coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan. The film is currently slated to arrive in U.S. theaters on December 17, followed by its Amazon Prime Video debut on January 17.

The Tender Bar trailer, which you can check out below along with the poster, features an aspiring young writer, who gets life lessons from his favorite uncle at his bar. The video highlights the strong bond between Affleck and Sheridan’s characters.

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The Tender Bar is directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan, based on Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name.

Pick up a copy of the memoir here.

“It tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures,” reads the synopsis. “As the boy’s determined mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar.”

The film stars Ben Affleck (Argo), Tye Sheridan (The Card Counter), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future trilogy), Max Martini (Saving Private Ryan), Rhenzy Feliz (Marvel’s The Runaways), and more.

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The Tender Bar is produced by Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ted Hope, with Moehringer and Barbara A. Hall set as executive producers.

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