Taglines: You can’t get anywhere on your own.
The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film written for the screen and directed by Andrew Haigh, based upon the novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin. It stars Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel and Steve Buscemi. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress by Charlie Plummer. rincipal photography began on 13 August 2016, and took place in Portland and Burns, Oregon. Filming concluded on 10 September 2016.. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on February 16, 2018, by Curzon Artificial Eye, before opening in the United States on March 30, 2018, by A24.
Lean on Pete (2018)
Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, Charlie Plummer, Thomas Mann, Amy Seimetz, Alison Elliott, Lewis Pullman, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Justin Rain, Dana Millican, Ayanna Berkshire
Screenplay by: Andrew Haigh
Production Design by: Ryan Warren Smith
Cinematography by: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Film Editing by: Jonathan Alberts
Costume Design by: Julie Carnahan
Set Decoration by: Jenelle Giordano
Art Direction by: Jonny Fenix
Music by: James Edward Barker
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief violence.
Distributed by: A24 Films
Release Date: March 30, 2018