The film, which stars George Clooney, is described as a sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant journey for Matt King (Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Co-starring in the film are Matthew Lillard, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges and Robert Forster.
Fox Searchlight is set to release “The Descendants”, Alexander Payne’s first feature directorial outing since Oscar-winning “Sideways” in 2004, on December 16, 2011.
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