Wahlberg stars alongside up-and-comer Reid Miller in the heart-wrenching drama Joe Bell, based on a true story.
Joe Bell (Wahlberg) embarks on a solo walk across the US to campaign against bullying after his gay teenage son, Jadin (Miller), takes his own life.
Jadin accompanies Joe on his epic journey in spirit as Joe tries to make up for lost time with his son.
The trailer for Joe Bell is full of emotion, preparing the audience for a heart-wrenching tale, made more impactful due to it being a true story.
The film is about a father-son relationship at its core and the growing bond between the two.
Bullying and teen suicide are the prominent themes alongside the above, related to queer teenagers in particular.
The townspeople’s ignorance in the small town the film is based in is another essential aspect of the story, which shows just how far behind some communities are.
It truly is a moving story, and Mark Wahlberg and Reid Miller look like they have palpable chemistry to draw the audience into the narrative.
They’re joined by Connie Britton and Gary Sinise in supporting roles, and the film is due out on 7 October 2021.
Check out the trailer for this touching new biographical drama film below.