Trailer: McKellen, Hopkins In “The Dresser”

STARZ has debuted the first trailer for “The Dresser,” its upcoming telemovie adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s acclaimed play which will premiere on the cable network on May 30th.

Richard Eyre (“Notes on a Scandal,” “Iris”) directs and Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star in the film which is set on one night in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”.

With the curtain call coming and the leading man nowhere to be found, it’s up to his dresser to keep the production alive. Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox and Vanessa Kirby also star.