Fox Searchlight Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the new dramatic comedy The Descendants, which will hit theaters across the country on December 16. Click on the video player below for a glimpse at this indie tale, which stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Matthew Lillard. We also have the first poster for The Descendants, which you can take a look at below the trailer.

<strong><em>The Descendants</em></strong> Poster

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.