Worth Watching: Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson Trailer
Magnolia Pictures has debuted the official US trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson today on Hulu (apologies for those not in the US - you can see another trailer here). It's about the "most violent prisoner in Britain." A young man who was sentenced to 7 years on prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson. This movie is crazy, that's the best way to describe it. Nicolas Winding Refn has a kind of Stanly Kubrick-like style and Tom Hardy's performance as Bronson is just incredible, but it's a really weird story.
Watch the official US trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson:
Bronson is both written and directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, of the acclaimed Pusher trilogy, Fear X, and the upcoming Valhalla Rising. The screenplay was co-written by Nicolas Winding Refn and Brock Norman Brock, of Come as You Are, Guardian of the Frontier, and Dogging: A Love Story previously. This is based on the true life story of Michael Gordon Peterson. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was eventually picked up by Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures. Magnet will be releasing Bronson in limited theaters starting on October 9th later this year. Go see it!