Ahead of its premiere at Venice, Toronto, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals in the Fall, Searchlight Pictures released the first official teaser trailer for Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland starring Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand. Nomadland will be released in theaters this Fall.
Zhao adapted Nomadland from journalist Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
The film follows Fern (McDormand), a woman who, after the economic collapse of her company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road to explore a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
In addition to McDormand, the film includes real nomads Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades, and actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck).