There's nothing I love more than seeing an actor play against type, so the notion of seeing Patrick Stewart as a vicious white supremacist is enough to get me in the theater for Green Room, the latest film from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier. If you haven't seen Blue Ruin, it's on Netflix and it's a terrific, down and dirty little revenge thriller where nothing goes according to plan. This looks to be in that same vein, only with a lot more intense violence, at least if this new trailer is to be believed.
Advanced word on this film has been through the roof, having played at both last year's Toronto International Film Festival and last month's Sundance Film Festival, and I couldn't be more excited for its release this coming April. The trailer comes to us courtesy of Coming Soon (link below), who also provided this synopsis...
Green Room stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development,” Whip It), Macon Blair (Blue Ruin), Joe Cole (“Peaky Blinders”), Callum Turner, and Patrick Stewart (X-Men, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).
Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.
A24 has been killing it for the last two years with films like Under the Skin, Locke, A Most Violent Year, Slow West, and Ex Machina, and I cannot wait to see how this one shakes out. We'll find out for sure when the film is released in North America on April 1.
Via Coming Soon