“Isn’t your life like an experiment? Well, that’s what this is. This is an experiment.”
Asa Butterfield is learning a lot about Alex Wolff in The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive clip of The House of Tomorrow.
Written and directed by Peter Livolsi, the adaptation of Peter Bognanni’s novel stars Butterfield as a teen who was raised in a geodesic dome tourist attraction, where his grandmother homeschooled him with the hopes that he’d succeed renowned futurist Buckminster Fuller. However, he soon befriends a punk musician with a heart transplant (Wolff) and in starting a band, his aspirations and worldview begin to shift.
The clip reveals the scars of the transplant, just six months after the surgery. “Isn’t your life like an experiment? Well, that’s what this is. This is an experiment,” explains Wolff upon offering to teach Butterfield about punk. The curious teen then hears the words of Fuller and opts to put them into practice.
Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow and Michaela Watkins are also featured in the coming-of-age tale, which makes its world premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival on April 8. Submarine is handling sales on the film.