Last fall, IFC Films acquired stateside rights to this Samuel L. Jackson starrer – the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, which co-stars Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga and Brit Tom Wilkinson.
Shot in Toronto and Rio De Janeiro, with the combined financial backing of both a UK-based production house, Quickfire Films, and the Canadian state film fund… Mr L. Jackson plays a fella by the name of Foley, described as “a grifter trying to escape from his past having spent 20 years in prison. But he gets ensnared in the plans of a young protege and it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.”
So essentially he's trying to go straight, but they keep pulling him back in… likely for that one last big score that'll reward them with enough to move to some Island without income taxes and extradition laws.
Last year, I posted an "unofficial" trailer for the film – likely the one that was being used to sell the film at Cannes 2011; a brand-spanking new theatrical trailer from IFC, which I think is much better than the other one, has been unveiled and its embedded below.
And underneath that you'll find the official poster for it too.
And, by the way, IFC has set an official release date for the film (theatrical) – May 4th, 2012.