If films packed with more celebrities than anyone can count are your thing, the new Reach Me trailer will definitely be worth checking out. The Crash-style ensemble cast features stars like Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Segwick, Nelly, and many, many more. As for the plot line? Well, that’s a little more mysterious.
It’s difficult to tell from this clip, but the movie reportedly follows several characters whose lives collide due to an inspirational self-help book written by an anonymous author. The trailer kicks off with Nelly’s character on a talk show encouraging listeners to get out of the rut and start chasing their dreams. His speech is interspersed with a sex scene and two different fights (one featuring Segwick’s character in prison), before going on to follow the characters as they all seek out the author of the book for their own reasons.
As if the movie’s plot wasn’t complicated enough, the film itself, directed by John Herzfeld, has a complex back story of its own. One investor reportedly backed out while filming was already in progress, so Herzfeld launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise $250,000 for the film. He ended up raising more than that amount, but then got cold feet and canceled it. Eventually, he raised around $180,000 with a second Indiegogo campaign and found another private investor to cover the rest of his financial needs. This is the first footage that’s been released from the project, which will hit theaters and VOD on October 24.