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Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci are lovers dealing with dementia in first trailer for ‘Supernova’

Here come the tears.

By Will Stroude

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci are partners navigating life and the Lake District together in Supernova.

The contemplative new drama from British director Harry Macqueen sees the Hollywood pair play longterm partners, Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci), who are coming to terms with the painful realities of early onset dementia.

The official UK trailer and poster for the film have just been released, offering a first look at Firth and Tucci – who are also firm friends in real life – in action.

An official synopsis for Supernova, which is set to be released on 27 November, reads: “It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday.

“They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have.

“As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before.

“Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.”

Supernova will premiere at The BFI London Film Festival on Sunday 11 October ahead of a full release on 27 November.

Check out the trailer below: