added: Thu, Mar 9th '17
"Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau can't seem to escape his criminal past in the newly-released trailer for the Netflix thriller "Small Crimes," which is helmed by Evan "E.L." Katz, the director of the cult horror comedy "Cheap Thrills."
Coster-Waldau stars as Joe Denton, a disgraced cop who has just been released from prison for attempted murder. After returning to his hometown, Joe hopes for a clean slate. But he soon finds himself on a long winding road to redemption as shady characters from his past try to lure him back to a life he now regrets.
The film co-stars Gary Cole, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Molly Parker, Michael Kinney, Pat Healy and Macon Blair, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Katz. (Blair is also the writer-director of the acclaimed Netflix film "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore," which was released a couple of weeks ago).
"Small Crimes" is set to be released on Netflix on Friday, April 28th. But it will first premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival.
After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind -- in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.
directed by Evan "E.L." Katz
starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Molly Parker, Michael Kinney, Pat Healy, Macon Blair
release date SXSW 2017 (world premiere), April 28, 2017 (on Netflix)