When Patrick Stewart signed on to play a white supremacist in Jeremy Saulnier’s “The Green Room,” many were excited to see the usually charming actor take on such a villainous role. Sadly, Stewart doesn’t appear in this recently released clip from the film, so we’ll just have to do what this scary guy with the gun tells us to: “Sit and wait.”
“The Green Room” also stars Anton Yeltsin, Imogen Poots, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Alia Shawkat, Merk Webber, Kai Lennox and Eric Edelstein. The official synopsis reads: “In the harrowing crime thriller ‘The Green Room,’ a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.”
Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin” won the FIPRESCI prize in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2013. “The Green Room” premiered this year in the same category.