'Boyhood' Trailer: A Film 12 Years In The Making

Richard Linklater's drama chronicles a boys adolescence from the ages of 5 to 18, with the same actors playing the same characters for over a decade.

Boyhood tells the story of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from the age of 5 right through to legal adulthood at 18. What makes this story different is that both 5 and 18 year old Mason’s are played by the same actor – as the film was shot piece by piece over 12 years. 

Created by Richard Linklater and co-starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as Mason’s parents, Boyhood aims to portray the trials and tribulations of growing up.

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Linklater is best known as the director of the acclaimed Before trilogy (also starring Hawke), in addition to his coming-of-age films Dazed and Confused and Slacker.

Maybe Linklater’s next project should be Manhood, detailing 18-32 …only thing is we’ll be waiting until 2026.

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