Juno Temple doesn’t tend to discriminate when it comes to her movie roles. She’s appeared in everything from Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight Rises” to William Friedkin‘s delightfully sleazy “Killer Joe” to this year’s underrated period piece “Far From The Madding Crowd.” But she also tends to jump into an occasional indie that comes along, which means there are movies like “The Brass Teapot” and “Magic Magic,” scattered across her filmography and “Safelight” looks like another to fit that category of forgettable films.
Co-staring Evan Peters, Christine Lahti, and Ariel Winter, the movie tells the unlikely story of a high school kid who whisks away a prostitute from her dangerous pimp, and shows her the beauty of photography. Uh…here’s the official synopsis:
The paths of three desperate individuals perilously cross in a dusty desert town. Charles (Evan Peters) is a high school senior with physical challenges, Vickie (Juno Temple) is a troubled runaway turning tricks at a truck stop, and Skid (Kevin Alejandro) is her dangerously psychotic pimp, who has a huge chip on his shoulder. He continuously harasses Charles and Vickie but things take a menacing turn when the two embark on a road trip up the California coast to photograph lighthouses. Skid can’t stand the imagined betrayal and comes looking to punish Vickie, armed with a hunting knife. The three of them face each other in a violent showdown that will change their lives forever.
“Safelight” hits theaters and VOD on July 17th. Watch below.