Most people probably only know Maisie Williams as a badass assassin on Game Of Thrones or a badass immortal on Doctor Who, but she’s pretty far from either of those things in this trailer for The Book Of Love. The film stars Jason Sudeikis as a boring man whose wife (Jessica Biel) instructs him to forge a meaningful connection with a homeless girl for some reason. The homeless girl is Williams, and she crosses Sudeikis’ path when he sees her stealing from the garbage. As it turns out, she’s trying to build a boat, and Sudeikis decides that it’s his mission in life to help this girl sail across the ocean. (He also may or may not be distracting himself from a tragic thing that happens to someone close to him, but you’ll have to watch the trailer to see that spoiler.) The film features Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, and Orlando Jones, but the real star is Maisie Williams’ hard-to-place American accent.
Book Of Love was directed by Bill Purple, it features music by Justin Timberlake, and it’ll be in theaters on January 13, 2017.