Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, and Michael Stuhlbarg —that’s a cast worth getting interested in, particularly when they gather for a small town-set thriller like “Cut Bank,” and the first trailer has arrived.
Based on the 2009 Black List script by Roberto Patino and directed by TV helmer Matt Shakman (“Fargo,” “The Good Wife“) making his feature film debut, the film tells the story of Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth), a young auto mechanic and former high school football star who wants to get the hell out of the frozen-in-time town of Cut Bank, Montana. But he stumbles across a murder and is caught up in a spiral of dangerous events. Reviewing the film last summer at the Los Angeles Film Festival, our Charlie Schmidlin wasn’t impressed, calling the picture “a dozy small town caper that never gains a sense of location or thrills.”
“Cut Bank” arrives on DirecTV on February 26th and opens in cinemas on April 3rd. Watch below.