While our man at SXSW didn’t love “Hesher” through and through, for the rest of us, the prospect of watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt play a burnout is just too enticing to pass up, and with this latest trailer for the film baiting us with Metallica‘s classic “Battery” fueling the mayhem in the pic we just can’t wait to check it out for ourselves.
The film centers on a teenager (newcomer Devin Brochu) and his father (Rainn Wilson) who are forced to move in with the boy’s grandmother (Piper Laurie) after the sudden and tragic death of their mother/wife. A young man with a troubled past named Hesher (Gordon-Levitt) assumes the role as both mentor and tormentor, while a young grocery clerk (Natalie Portman) steps in to protect the teenager, and becomes the object of his fantasies.
So yeah, the story is a bit out there but it also has JGL riding bicycles into swimming pools and blowing shit up. Gnarly. “Hesher” opens in limited release on May 13th