Julia Roberts gets to show her impressive emotional range – again – in upcoming family drama Ben Is Back.

Roberts is Holly Burns, whose estranged son Ben returns home at Christmas. An addict, he’s been one to dabble in the less than salubrious way of life, and brings danger to the family. Can Holly protect her son and her family?

As well as Roberts, Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) stars as Ben, alongside the likes of Kathryn Newton (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Courtney B. Vance.

Written and directed by Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life), Ben Is Back is scheduled to land in Australian cinemas on January 31.

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