added: Mon, Jan 23rd '17
Guy Pearce strikes the fear of God into Dakota Fanning in the trailer for the upcoming Western thriller "Brimstone," which also stars "Game of Thrones" cast members Kit Harington and Carice van Houten.
Written and directed by award-winning Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven (it's his first English-language film), "Brimstone" is told in four chapters and it sees Pearce as a sadistic, revengeful evangelist preacher in the 19th-century Old West.
Fanning plays the film's main heroine -- Liz, a hard-living frontier woman who is unable to speak. She's a mute. After running away from her home and her abusive past, Liz finds herself living in a small western town with her young children. Liz is horrified to learn that the town's new preacher (Pearce) is someone she never thought she'd see again. In fact, he's the very reason why she left home in the first place.
Co-starring Emilia Jones (High-Rise) and Carla Juri (Morris from America), "Brimstone" will be hitting theaters and VOD on March 10th.
Brimstone is an epic thriller set in the old west. A triumphant tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against a violent past that refuses to fade.
Liz (Dakota Fanning) is a mute young woman who lives together with her husband and two children. She is a midwife and communicates through sign language, sometimes assisted by her daughter. Her relationship with her 14 year old son could be better, but otherwise Liz's life seems pretty good. When the new reverend (Guy Pearce) climbs the pulpit in church, Liz freezes. She immediately knows she and her family are in danger.
In four chapters we see not only how the reverend tries to take everything Liz loves away from her, but also how her life has unfolded in the past.
Brimstone is a genre-bending film that draws inspiration from the American Southern Gothic genre, but also has a strong foothold in Dutch religious culture.
directed by Martin Koolhoven
starring Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Emilia Jones, Carla Juri
release date March 10, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)