The online, alternative trailer for Jason Reitman's new film has dropped at Slash Film, ahead of the theatrical version, and it reveals Labor Day to be, apparently, a straightforward drama with some suspense elements.
Josh Brolin is an escaped convict who takes single mother Kate Winslet and her son Gattlin Griffith hostage over a long holiday weekend. Reitman adapted a novel by Joyce Maynard and directed.
The trailer sets up the situation nicely, imparting a sweaty mood of tension without being oppressive -- note that Winslet gets tied up, but not the boy -- and suggesting a bit more to the story than a simple hostage standoff.
The movie is due out in the U.S. in January.