A new trailer for Jason Reitman's upcoming film, Labor Day, shows Kate Winslet's character unwittingly taking in an escaped convict played by Brolin.
The romantic drama made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival on Aug. 30, and will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival next.
Brolin's character intrudes on the life of a single mother (Winslet) and her 14-year-old son (Gattlin Griffith). Paramount, the production house behind the film, plans to release the film in limited theaters in late December and then go wide in January.
In the trailer, Winslet's son gets talking to Brolin while at a grocery store with his mother. The convict asks them for a ride and eventually lands up at their home. As the clip moves along, Winslet's character realizes -- via a news bit on the television -- that Brolin was serving 18 years in prison for murder but is on the run.
The film made its premiere at Telluride on Labor Day weekend, at which Reitman quipped, "I know this is going to be a very tricky transition for you. You are going to have to somehow step out of this beautiful town on Labor Day weekend and walk into this beautiful town on Labor Day weekend."
The film is an adaptation of a novel by Joyce Maynard. Reitman expressed his gratitude to Paramount and Indian Paintbrush for allowing him to create an honest adaptation of the novel.
"This is probably the truest adaptation I will ever write. I wanted to make the movie that reflected my experience of reading the book Labor Day for the first time. It's a movie about inexplicable decisions and the unusual - sometimes rare - trust it takes to heal. It's a love story," he said at the festival.
Some of Reitman's previous films to have debuted at Telluride include Up in the Air and Juno.
The film's commercial release is slated for Jan. 31, after a limited release in December.
Watch the trailer: