‘Supernova’ Trailer: Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci Star as a Couple Facing Illness


Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star in the upcoming drama Supernova, which has its first trailer for you to watch below.

Firth and Tucci play Sam and Tusker, respectively, partners of twenty years who find themselves facing heartbreak and uncertainty as Tusker’s young-onset dementia worsens. While on a roadtrip across England, visiting friends and family, their love is tested as they each confront the inevitable.

The film is written and directed by Harry Macqueen, making his sophomore effort following small 2014 drama Hinterland, which he co-starred in. He could mark himself as one to watch with this one. If the trailer and the early reviews are anything to go by, the film appears to be an emotional, tender look at the toll irreparable illness can take on a couple. Tissues may be needed.

This one of two high-profile upcoming films dealing with debilitating brain conditions; Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in the also-promising drama The Father – watch that trailer HERE.

Supernova will be opening in UK cinemas on November 27th. Madman Entertainment is releasing the film in Australia sometime in 2021.

StudioCanal UK’s synopsis for Supernova:

It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday.


They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have.


As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.


Written and directed by Harry Macqueen (Hinterland), and from the award-winning producers of 45 Years and I Am Not A Witch, SUPERNOVA will celebrate its World Premiere at San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 24th and is in cinemas November 27th.



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