CATEGORIES Drama, Thrillers, Movie Marketing, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Movie News, CinematicalFor his debut theatrical feature film as director, David Schwimmer went across the pond for the British comedy Run, Fatboy, Run. It was kind of saccharine, but it had its moments, especially thanks to great talents like Simon Pegg and the highly underrated Dylan Moran. For his next directorial effort, Schwimmer had the benefit of working with terrific actors like Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis. The result is as far from broad British comedy as possible, as evidenced in the chilling new trailer for Trust, which is most definitely not a remake of the Hal Hartley classic. Though coincidentally, like Hartley's film before it, this Trust is also premiering at the Toronto Film Festival (next month).
The drama concerns one of every parent's biggest fears since the Internet came along: his or her child being the victim of a sexual predator. Owen and Keener are the parents to a 14 year old (newcomer Liana Liberato) who is assaulted and then stalked by a man who posed as a teenage boy online to lure her in. The script was penned by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger, the latter of whom seems to be working in the same tone as In the Bedroom, which he co-wrote.
Check out the trailer after the jump.
It's hard to tell just how the film plays out, but it seems like it veers in the same direction as vengeance films, particularly Taken. Does the daughter end up kidnapped and does Owen have to arm up and save her? Does the trailer kind of give too much away? Well, surprisingly it doesn't show us who the predator is. Unless that's him seemingly getting shot in the face.
What do you think? Is the revenge thriller plot too exhausted and this film unnecessary, or does the cast have you willing to give it a shot?