Green Room — Featurette: 'Patrick Stewart is a Very Bad Guy'

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added: Wed, Apr 13th '16

Patrick Stewart gets a chance to show off his evil side as the heartless leader of a neo-Nazi gang in the new thriller "Green Room," from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin).

In a new featurette, the 75-year-old British Shakespearean actor -- perhaps best known universally for playing the beloved "Star Trek" character Captain Jean-Luc Picard or the mutant superhero Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" film series -- says he was "seduced" by the nefarious aspects of Darcy Banker, the menacing character he portrays in the upcoming movie.

"I settled down on a Saturday evening to read this script," Stewart recalls in the above clip. "I've found it to be a page-turner. And it scared the shit out of me."

Already a critical hit on the festival circuit since premiering at Cannes last year, "Green Room" centers on an all-night, blood-soaked skirmish between members of a homicidal neo-Nazi mob and members of a local punk band who accidently saw something they shouldn't have.

The film, which also stars Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots, is opening in select theaters this Friday, April 15.

synopsis:
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 (Patrick 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.

 

directed by   Jeremy Saulnier

starring   Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Kai Lennox, Macon Blair

release date   April 15, 2016

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