Sweet Virginia — Trailer

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added: Thu, Oct 12th '17

If you need an actor to express intense emotions with just a glare, then Jon Bernthal is your guy.

Watch the former "Walking Dead" actor (and the star of the soon-to-be Marvel series "The Punisher") as a scowling motel manager who befriends a murderous drifter (It Comes at Night's Christopher Abbott) in the trailer for the small-town suspense thriller "Sweet Virginia."

The film, for which Variety calls "one of the year's best thrillers," also stars Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young and marks the sophomore outing of Canadian director Jamie M. Dagg (River).

Based on a screenplay that landed on the 2012 Black List (an annual list of the best-unproduced scripts in Hollywood), which was written by Benjamin and Paul China, who go by the moniker "The China Brothers," "Sweet Virginia" is a neo-noir western thriller that revolves around a small Alaskan community marred by a series of murders. At the center of the carnage is a cold-blooded hitman (Abbott) who starts a friendship with a former rodeo star-turned-motel operator (Bernthal).

"Sweet Virginia," which screened at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will be hitting theaters and VOD on November 17th.

A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship -- a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam's darkest demons. Driven by tour de force performances from Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal, this precision crafted thriller pulses with an air of quivering dread.


directed by   Jamie M. Dagg

starring   Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa Young

release date   November 17, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)

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