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For purportedly having a company mission to provide medicine and health care to sick patients, pharmaceutical companies are about as heartless at it gets in the corporate world. With creatures like Martin Shkreli slinking around in the cutthroat industry, Big Pharma has nothing but big dollar signs in their eyes.
And that morally questionable practice is exactly what Shintaro Shimosawa, producer of “The Grudge” and its sequel, aims to explore in his first directorial effort, “Misconduct.” And with an ensemble cast that could only rival a Robert Altman movie, Shimosawa has set a high standard for himself right out of the gate.
The film follows Ben, played by heartthrob Josh Duhamel, as a determined and enthusiastic corporate lawyer who finds himself caught in between a powerful and corrupt pharmaceutical executive (Anthony Hopkins), and his firm’s partner (Al Pacino), who seems to have his own ulterior motives in how the litigation will proceed. Trapped by the two towering figures, Ben must discover the truth to not only protect himself and his loved ones, but also the people he was hired to legally defend.
The legal thriller was released in limited theatrical showings, as well as VOD on February 5. Catch Indiewire’s exclusive clip from the film above.
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