Ramin Bahrani has become one of the most astute observers of American identity thanks to dramas such as “Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop” and “At Any Price,” and his latest film, “99 Homes,” should be his most timely effort yet as it tackles the individual and economic effects of the recent housing crisis. The drama premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice International Film Festival last August and stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern.
Garfield stars as Dennis Nash, a father and construction worker who is forced to move in with his mother (Dern) after he is evicted from his home by an intimidating real-estate broker (Shannon). Unable to find work and hungry to support his family, Nash starts working for the broker and gets swept up in his lavish lifestyle. But when Nash’s new life forces him to carry out the same evictions on families that left him broken in the first place, an inescapable battle between employer and employee begins that will change everyone’s lives.
Broad Green Pictures acquired the film earlier this year and will release it in theaters on September 25. Watch the heart-stopping debut trailer above.