Get ready to tear up at the trailer for What Maisie Knew, starring Alexander Skarsgard as a modern-day knight in shining armor. His character, Lincoln, agrees to marry Susanna (Julianne Moore) when she's caught in a brutal custody battle with her ex (Steve Coogan) over their daughter, Maisie (Onata Aprile). Given that her ex-husband has taken up with their nanny, Susanna knows having a significant other will put her a leg up in the eyes of the court. It appears nobody anticipates how well the little girl and the bartender would get along, or that Maisie would prefer Lincoln to either of her parents.
I may be crying a little, but the preview still leaves out some key details, like how Susanna even knows Lincoln in the first place, or why he goes along with her plan. Regardless, I still want to see the film, if not just because this little girl looks like she's got some real acting chops. The movie doesn't have a release date yet, but you can watch the trailer after the jump.