Watch: First trailer for British drama The Lady in the Van

Sony Pictures Releasing UK has released the first trailer for Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van.

The film is an adaptation by Alan Bennett of his 1999 play of the same name, and tells the true story of about an elderly woman called Mary Shepherd who lived in a battered car on his driveway for 15 years.

Dame Maggie Smith stars as Shepherd, with Alex Jennings as Bennett. Support comes from Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, and Gwen Taylor.

The Lady in the Van is out in Ireland on November 13th.