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by Nigel M Smith
October 29, 2012 10:06 AM
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Watch: Robert Carlyle Faces Deportation in Trailer for Sundance Drama 'California Solo' (VIDEO)

Robert Carlyle in "California Solo."

The ever dependable Robert Carlyle, usually relegated to playing a supporting character, gets a chance to show off his leading-man chops in the upcoming indie "California Solo," a recent best-narrative-feature winner at the Woostock Film Festival. If the first trailer, via distributor Strand Releasing, is anything to go by, Carlyle hits it out of the park.

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In the drama from Marshall Lewy ("Blue State"), Carlyle plays Lachlan MacAldonich, a washed-up, middle-aged rocker who is working on an organic farm, mostly with undocumented Mexican workers. One night, Lachlan gets pulled over while driving drunk and a prior drug offense puts him in danger of being deported. In a last-ditch effort, Lachlan must prove that his deportation would cause extreme hardship to a spouse or relative who is a U.S. citizen, forcing him to reach out to his estranged family to get them on his side.

Strand opens "California Solo" in select theaters Nov. 30. Watch the trailer below: