Worth Watching - June 13: Fifty Dead Men Walking Trailer
The trailer for Fifty Dead Men Walking from Canadian filmmaker Kari Skogland has been released by TVA Films (its Canadian distributor) today. This indie first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year but I missed seeing it there and still haven't had the chance to catch it. This trailer makes me feel like I shouldn't have missed it, as it looks like a good drama. Fifty Dead Men Walking stars Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, and Rose McGowan (even though you don't really see her in the trailer). It seems like it has a good cast and great story, but I never heard many positive reviews from Toronto, so I'm not sure what to think.
Watch the trailer for Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking:
In the 1980s when the Irish civil conflict was at its most dangerous, 22-year-old Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) from west Belfast was recruited by the British police to infiltrate and spy on the IRA.
Fifty Dead Men Walking is both written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Kari Skogland, of Men with Guns, Liberty Stands Still, Chicks with Sticks, and The Stone Angel previously. This is based on Martin McGartland’s shocking real life story as told in the book by the same name written by Nicholas Davies and McGartland. The film first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year but still hasn't been picked up be any US distributors. It might show up in theaters by the end of this year. Look good?