“Blood Father” follows John Link (Mel Gibson), an ex-convict and recovering alcoholic who runs a tattoo parlor out of his dusty trailer on the outskirts of Los Angeles. When his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty) shows up out of the blue on the lam after a drug deal gone bad, Link is forced to protect her when a roving drug cartel comes after her with everything they’ve got. The film also features William H. Macy (“Fargo”), Elisabeth Röhm (“Angel”), Diego Luna (“Y tu mamá también”), Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), Dale Dickey (“Winter;s Bone”), and more. Watch the new trailer for the film below and check out a new poster as well.
Mel Gibson is best known for his roles as renegade cop Martin Riggs in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and as the original Mad Max in George Miller’s “Mad Max” series. He also produced, directed, and starred in “Braveheart,” a war epic about William Wallace, a 13th century Scottish warrior who was one of the leaders in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England; he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Director for his work. He also directed and produced the controversial 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ.”
“Blood Father” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It will hit theaters on August 12th.