Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin are front and centre in the first poster for Fargo actor William H. Macy’s directorial debut Rudderless.

The film is a musical drama centred around a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son.

The uber-talented Crudup takes the lead, alongside Macy himself, Felicity Huffman, Laurence Fishburne, Anton Yelchin, Ben Kweller, and Selena Gomez.

Rudderless, which debuted at Sundance, is out in the US on October 17th, with no word on an Irish or UK release as of yet.

Sam is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. Off the grid, living on a docked sailboat, he drowns his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and changes both of their lives.

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