THE HERO is a comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Brett Haley. Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, and Katharine Ross.
Lee Hayden (Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.