One of the more popular titles at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival was a prison flick with the rather unassuming title of Bronson. I'd heard nothing but good things about this fact-based character study, and once I saw the flick for myself, I could easily understand why (read our review of Bronson from the Sundance Film Festival). Even if it weren't one of the strangest and most colorful "prison movies" out there, Bronson would still be worth seeing for the lead performance by Tom Hardy. I believe "force of nature" is the phrase we generally use to describe this type of performance. And it's pretty damn amazing.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (he of the widely-admired Pusher trilogy), the film is about a petty criminal who, thanks to his own rebellious ways, turns a basic prison sentence into thirty years of solitary confinement. The film will be available through Magnet on October 9th. And we've got some brand-new pics to show you below!

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