Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for writer-director Richard Shepard’s upcoming black comedy crime drama, “Dom Hemingway.”
The film follows Jude Law as Dom Hemingway, “a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bechir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.”
The trailer is a fitting followup to its TIFF premiere, which saw the film’s profanity-laced dialogue and drunkenly rowdy yet emotionally grounded crime narrative enjoy an early nod of approval from critics and audience members alike. From start to finish the trailer illuminates the tragically sympathetic Dom Hemingway as he shuffles from pain to pleasure to pain again and delivers a fulfilling first look at what may very well be Jude Law’s latest character triumph. The film opens theatrically in North America on the 4th of April, 2014.