added: Thu, Apr 6th '17
In the hit cable series "Mr. Robot," Emmy-winning actor Rami Malek plays a brilliant computer hacker who sometimes has trouble separating fantasy from reality. Well, if we replace late-night computer hacking with late-night hotel managing, we can pretty much agree that Malek is basically playing the same guy in this mind-bending indie film "Buster's Mal Heart."
That's not to say Malek isn't great at playing oddballs with deep psychological issues. Here, Malek shows off those "mad" skills in this new full-length trailer as Buster, a simple, quiet family man who works as a lowly hotel clerk. But when Buster starts working the mind-numbing graveyard shift, his perception of reality is drastically altered due to confusing visions of an alternate existence. One minute, he's working the front desk of a lousy two-star hotel. The next minute, he's hiding out in the woods as a heavily bearded hermit. What is real and what is unreal? It sure looks like this puzzle is missing a few key pieces.
"Buster's Mal Heart" is the head-tripping brainchild of writer-director-and-editor Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim). It also co-stars Mark Kelly, Kate Lyn Sheil, and DJ Qualls and is set to hit theaters on April 28th.
In this bold thriller spiked with dark humor, Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is a family man whose chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.
directed by Sarah Adina Smith
starring Rami Malek, Mark Kelly, Kate Lyn Sheil, DJ Qualls
release date April 28, 2017 (in theaters)