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After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, Hank Bedford’s “Dixieland” is gearing up for its release next month with a new trailer that explores the troubled relationship at its center. The film takes the archetypal star-crossed romance and drops it in the backwoods of Mississippi. “The Leftovers” star Chris Zylka and “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Riley Keough are front and center as the central pair, while a de-glamed Faith Hill, Steve Earle and RJ Mitte fill out supporting roles.
The official synopsis reads: “Fresh out of prison, Kermit (Zylka), a mostly good kid mixed up with local drug dealers, returns home to his rural Mississippi trailer park. As he struggles to keep his nose clean, he falls for Rachel (Keough), his sultry neighbor who’s turned to dancing in a club to support her sick mother. Determined to overcome their inauspicious circumstances, the star-crossed lovers make a desperate, last-ditch effort to escape their dead-end town — but soon find themselves ensnared in a cycle of crime.”
“Dixieland” opens in theaters and VOD December 11.