A Better Look At Benjamin Button's Backwards-Aging Romance A new TV spot for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button , which aired during the Olympics, shows more of the life of the boy who ages backwards. Director David Fincher has promised us a dark, romantic film that deals with mortality in an unflinching way, and this trailer certainly seems like a promising start. Click through to watch the trailer. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is in theaters December 19.