Jim Gaffigan isn’t leaving anything to chance to do something fantastic with his life and fulfill his destiny in the newly released official trailer for the upcoming sci-fi comedy-drama, ‘Linoleum.’ Shout! Studios unveiled the film’s trailer in anticipation of its distribution in theaters on February 24.
The movie was written and directed by Colin West. In addition to Gaffigan, ‘Linoleum’ also stars Rhea Seehorn (‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Veep’), Katelyn Nacon (‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘T@gged’), Gabriel Rush (‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’), Amy Hargreaves (‘Homeland,’ ’13 Reasons Why’), Roger Hendricks Simon (‘Love in Kilnerry,’ ‘The Sublet’), Elisabeth Henry (‘The Sisterhood of Night,’ ‘Behind the Mirror’), West Duchovny (‘A Mouthful of Air,’ ‘The Report’), Michael Ian Black (‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ ‘The State’) and Tony Shalhoub (“Monk,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’).
‘Linoleum’ follows Cameron Edwin (Gaffigan), the host of a failing children’s science television show called ‘Above & Beyond,’ but he has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket.
As Cameron’s relationship with his wife, Erin (Seehorn), and daughter, Nora (Nacon), start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him — his doppelgänger moves into the house next door, a car falls from the sky and an unusual teenage boy forges a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there’s more to his life story than he once thought.
Fun Film Fact: Before its upcoming theatrical release, ‘Linoleum’ was an Official Selection at SXSW Film Festival, and the recipient of the Sloan Science on Screen Award at SFFILM Festival, last year.