A new trailer for the Anton Yelchin documentary Love, Antosha has made its way online. Warning: tissues might be a good idea, as this footage seriously yanks on the heartstrings. Yelchin tragically passed away in 2016 right in the middle of an incredibly promising acting career. Beyond that, by all accounts, as revealed in this footage, he was a wonderful man and the world was robbed of his presence far too soon. This documentary looks to capture the life of the young man we lost before his time.
The trailer kicks off with voiceover from Anton Yelchin, explaining his enthusiasm for acting, which developed at a very young age. Then the events of his bizarre and accidental death are recounted and the emotions get heavy. People who worked with him from throughout Yelchin’s career appear to share kind words. This includes Simon Pegg, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams and more. The real gut punch comes at the end of the trailer, which contains a particularly heartwarming, yet heartbreaking, moment.
Anton Yelchin started his career early, appearing in movies such as Along Came a Spider and Hearts in Atlantis. His talent was made clear early on, and that helped to eventually lead him to star in major blockbusters like J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009. In his later years, he began to explore more complex characters and genres, in projects like Burying the Ex and Green Room. Sadly, a freak accident involving his Jeep ended his life three years ago. Yelchin clearly had a lot left to offer.
Love, Antosha takes a look at the prolific career in movies and television of Anton Yelchin, who left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals, other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this movie looks not just at his impressive career, but at the larger portrait of the man he was. Yelchin started acting at the age of nine and moved to the U.S. with his parents when he was just six months old from the former Soviet Union. The movie explores his successes and his struggles, and allows viewers to get to know this extraordinary person who was cheated out of a much longer life.
In addition to the trailer, a new poster for the documentary has also been revealed. Garret Price makes his directorial debut with Love, Antosha. Adam Gibbs, Drake Doremus serve as producers. The doc debuted to extremely positive reviews at Sundance earlier this year. The movie will open initially in Los Angeles on August 2, followed by New York on August 9. An expansion into theaters across the country will likely follow. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the Anton Yelchin Doc YouTube channel below.