Actor Paul Bettany’s directorial debut (from his own script), an indie feature titled "Shelter," stars Anthony Mackie and Bettany’s wife, Jennifer Connelly, in a film that follows a homeless man and woman – Tahir and Hannah – who, while from "different worlds," eventually meet and connect, as they learn about their individual pasts, coming to terms with how each became homeless, and understanding that they need each other in order to survive.
Further from the press notes: "There are more than 50,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City. To most of us they are nameless and faceless, and occasionally a nuisance. But every single person has a story. And Hannah and Tahir are no different. And theirs is a story of loss, love, hope and redemption."
It appears Mackie is playing a Nigerian man, by the way – something I wasn’t aware of until I watched the trailer.
The film has a November 13 limited theatrical release date set.
BiFrost Pictures financed and produced the film, with Robert Ogden Barnum, Katie Mustard and Bettany co-producing.
Check out the trailer below: