Romance, crime, and ideas about time and interconnectedness, “The Driftless Area” stars Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel in this unique story about a young man, caught up in extraordinary circumstances. And today we have an exclusive look at the movie.
Based on the novel by Tom Drury, and also featuring Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Ciarin Hinds, and Frank Langella, this neo-noir tale follows Pierre, who returns to his hometown, runs afoul of a local criminal, and unexpectedly falls head over heels for a mysterious young woman. Here’s the official synopsis:
“No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.
“The Driftless Area” is now available on DVD and VOD. Watch below.