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Shelter film: Watch the trailer for homeless romantic drama starring Jennifer Connelly

Paul Bettany directs his wife in the movie

Christopher Hooton
Friday 09 October 2015 15:13 BST

The first trailer has debuted for Paul Bethany’s directorial debut Shelter, a different spin on the romantic drama starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie.

The pair play Hannah and Tahir in the movie, two people both sleeping rough on the streets of New York but who came to be there for very different reasons.

The pair immediately have a bond, but their troubled histories put a strain on their relationship.

Shelter premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, attracting some favourable reviews.

Bettany, best known for his roles in The Avengers, Wimbledon and more, makes his directorial debut with the film, which he also wrote the screenplay for.

Bettany and Connelly have worked together before, having co-starred in A Beautiful Mind alongside Russell Crowe and Ed Harris. Oh, and they’re also married.

“It was really intense,” Bettany told Yahoo Movies of directing his own wife. “She would keep me up at night asking me questions about the next day’s work [and we filmed] really shocking scenes in the film which I won’t disclose. But it was a big ask… and she did [it].”

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