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‘Burn Country’ Trailer: James Franco Is a Suspect in Small Town Murder Case

The thriller also stars Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo and Rachel Brosnahan.

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Ian Olds’ drama “Burn Country,” then known as “Fixer,” premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where its star Dominic Rains won the Best Actor prize. The thriller was then acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures, who have now released a new trailer ahead of its December release.

In “Burn Country,” Rains portrays Osman, an Afghan journalist who leaves behind his life as a fixer for Western reporters and moves to a small town in Northern California where he takes a job with a local newspaper. When a dead body turns up, he finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation. Melissa Leo co-stars as Osman’s mother’s best friend and local cop, James Franco is the unstable hot tub craftsman Lindsay and Rachel Brosnahan is Sandra, an elusive local actress. Check out the trailer below.

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Olds previous credits include the documentaries “Occupation: Dreamland” (2005), “Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi” (2009) and 2016’s “Francophrenia (Or Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is).”

Rains is best known for his role in Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.” He also worked alongside Franco in the upcoming films “The Mad Whale” and “The Institute.” Franco has a slew of projects in the works including “Why Him?” with Bryan Cranston, out December 23, “The Vault” and “Future World,” among others.

“Burn Country” opens in theaters and on demand on December 9.

Burn Country – Official Trailer from Samuel Goldwyn Films on Vimeo.

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