As many acclaimed foreign directors make their Hollywood debut, more often than it not it seems the process doesn’t go as smoothly as preferred. After loving Stefan Ruzowitzky‘s Oscar-winning WWII drama The Counterfeiters, I’ve been anticipating his English-language debut Deadfall for quite some time. Unfortunately I missed it at Tribeca this spring, where it received mixed reviews, but now it’s set to hit theaters later this year.
The first trailer has hit today for the film featuring the promising ensemble of Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Kate Mara and Treat Williams. With your basic cat-and-mouse plot, I actually think this tease is well-done, with some strong atmosphere vibes and oddly quiet tone. With trust in Ruzowitzky to add something strong to this genre thriller, I look forward to checking it out in a few months. Check it out below along with the poster.
“Deadfall” follows siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) who are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and make a run for the Canadian border in the worst of circumstances – a near whiteout blizzard. While Addison heads cross-country, creating mayhem in his wake, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming with his parents, June (Sissy Spacek) and retired sheriff Chet (Kris Kristofferson). It’s there the siblings are reunited in a terse and thrilling showdown that pushes the bonds of family to the limit.
Deadfall hits limited theaters on December 7th, after a November 11th VOD release.
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