Trailer: Decoding Annie Parker!


Not long ago, no one knew that breast cancer could be hereditary. Decoding Annie Parker is based on the story of how that changed and the women who made it possible. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Decoding Annie Parker premieres in theaters and VOD on May 2nd.

Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker is the hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against a cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Waged on both scientific and emotional fronts, they are drawn together not just by the disease but by their shared determination and unconventional approaches to their research and to their lives.

Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) has a personal relationship with breast cancer.  Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor – even in the face of her own mortality, she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her.

Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer – even if no one in her profession shares her belief. Against the advice of nearly all of her colleagues, she persists in her research and her dogged pursuit for funding that will lead to the groundbreaking study that will join the two women together.  Decoding Annie Parker follows the incredible, irreverent and heartwarming story of how the paths of cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary-Claire King intersect. With grace and humor the film chronicles how these remarkable women work to make one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century.

Release Date:  May 2nd (Day and Date Theatrical & VOD)

Director: Steven Bernstein

Writer: Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, Michael Moss

Featuring: Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, Maggie Grace

Run Time: 91 minutes

Distributor: eOne  

Photo courtesy of eOne