Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer for “Blinded by the Light,” an upcoming true story inspired musical drama set to Bruce Springsteen’s songs. The film is slated for release on August 14th.
Gurinder Chadha helms the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in a small English town in 1987. Amidst racial and economic turmoil, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father.
But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Hayley Atwell and Dean-Charles Chapman star in the film based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir “Greetings from Bury Park”.