This movie 'Boyhood' was filmed over 12 years -- using the same actor

6 May 2014 / 2 years 5 months ago

'Boyhood' is certainly an upcoming movie that one of its kind, featuring actor Ellar Coltrane's journey from a little boy to a grown man.

While other films use different actors to portray different ages, this one uses the same cast throughout the years -- making their movie production 12-year long.

According to Universal Pictures, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period from 2002-2013 -- takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.

The film tracks 6 year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over life's most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder.

But the results are unpredictable, as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply personal experience of the incidents that shape us as we grow up and the ever-changing nature of our lives.

As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston -- just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world.

Thus begins life's non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

'Boyhood' is set to be released on July 11, 2014.

Watch the trailer for 'Boyhood'  below: 

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