Jeremy Saulnier, the director of the critically acclaimed Blue Ruin, has recently returned to Cannes to debut his new film as part of the Director’s Fortnight. Green Room follows a punk band that plays a gig in a backwater town bar only to stumble onto a crime scene. They become hunted by a neo-Nazi gang who aims to silence all witnesses. Following the premiere, we now have the first footage.
The clip seems to display a film with another carefully crafted edge. Unfortunately we don’t get a look at Patrick Stewart as the leader of the neo-Nazi gang but what is shown certainly looks very promising and, of course, intense. When it comes to our review we were a bit more mixed than most, saying the film “features a number of ingeniously crafted set pieces, but it quickly winds up as an excessive, borderline pornographic revelry in extreme violence.”
Also featuring a cast of Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and, reteaming with Saulnier, Blue Ruin star Macon Blair, check out the clip below along with a batch of new images.
In the harrowing crime thriller GREEN ROOM, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.
Green Room premiered at Cannes and be released by Broad Green Pictures.