The Hero Director — Brett Haley

Actors Sam Elliott Laura Prepon Krysten Ritter Nick Offerman Katharine Ross
Producers Houston King Sam Bisbee Erik Rommesmo
Selected Film Festivals Sundance Film Festival SXSW Film Festival

The Hero stars the legendary Sam Elliot as an aging actor confronting mortality in this moving film from writer/director Brett Haley. Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprised cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Pepron), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.