Adrien Brody, last seen as a kingly serial killer in Prada’s menswear showing at Milan Fashion Week, joins Drive players Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad) in yet another movie about a disillusioned high school teacher who learns important life lessons after teaching the disadvantaged youth of a dank inner-city public school. Not too sure what those life lessons are yet. I guess we’ll just have to watch the film.
Brody stars as Henry Barthes, an aloof high school teacher who avoids emotional connection by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. This all changes when “in finding an emotional connection to the students but also to fellow teachers and a runaway teen, he finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.”
Detachment is helmed by Tony Kaye (American History X) and also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan.