‘A Million Little Pieces’ Trailer: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Hits Rock Bottom in Controversial James Frey Adaptation

IndieWire | 8/8/2019 | Staff
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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “A Million Little Pieces,” starring her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson, has been collecting dust since it bowed at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. The film, which will receive a U.S. release on December 6 from Momentum Pictures, has finally received a first trailer.

“A Million Little Pieces” is adapted from the notorious 2003 “memoir” of the same name by author James Frey (played here by Mr. Taylor-Johnson). The book hit controversy at the time when Frey was outed by whistleblowing website The Smoking Gun for having fabricated long stretches of this harrowing autobiography of his crack addiction — most notably in a sequence where a dentist refuses to give Frey anesthesia while extracting his rotten teeth.

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After touting the memoir through her popular book club, Oprah Winfrey memorably brought Frey and his Doubleday editor Nan Talese onto her talk show to apologize for deceiving readers. The book’s reputation has since been redeemed, and regardless of the veracity of the events portrayed, “A Million Little Pieces” remains a powerful and unsentimental account of the downfall of drug addiction — and a riveting, entertaining read altogether.

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