It had been a question mark on the fall landscape, but no longer: J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is arriving in theaters on December 31st in the U.S. and will make its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival in November. Today, Icon Film Distribution announced that the movie will be released in the U.K. and Ireland on January 23, 2015. The movie stars Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), and is one of our most anticipated movies left in the year.
Here’s the full press release. The studio has released a new photo which you can see above.
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
This gritty exploration of the American dream stars Isaac and Chastain in the leading roles as husband and wife Abel and Anna Morales, alongside a strong supporting cast including: Albert Brooks (Drive); David Oyelowo (The Butler); Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle); Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace); and, British newcomer Elyes Gabel (Game of Thrones, Interstellar).
The film is Chandor’s third feature as writer-director following the critically acclaimed and award-winning films Margin Call (2011) and All is Lost (2013). A MOST VIOLENT YEAR reunites Chandor with his All is Lost Production Designer John P. Goldsmith and features an original score by Alex Ebert, who was awarded a Golden Globe® for his work on All is Lost. They are joined by Director of Photography Bradford Young (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Costume Designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (Capote) and Editor Ron Patane (Blue Valentine).
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is produced by Chandor’s long-time collaborators Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb, with Executive Producers Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Glen Basner and Joshua Blum. It will receive its world premiere on the opening night of the AFI Festival on 6 November and will be released in the US by A24 on 31 December 2014. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.