Brendan Gleeson is a Threatened Priest in 'Calvary' Sundance Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
December 10, 2013
The premiere category was just announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival featuring films like A Most Wanted Man with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the promising action-packed sequel The Raid 2. Another exciting entry to the festival in this special category is the newest film from The Guard director John Michael McDonagh. Reateaming with Brendan Gleeson, the story follows the In Bruges star as Father James Lavelle, a priest who has just found himself threatened during a private confession and is unsure what to do. It has some dark dry comedy helped along by Chris O'Dowd, Dylan Moran and more in this first trailer, and we'll definitely be checking it out at the festival next month. Watch the trailer now!
Here's the first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's Calvary from eOne (via YouTube):
Calvary is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), brother of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths director Martin McDonagh. The film follows Brendan Gleeson as Father James Lavelle, a priest tormented by his community despite being a good man intent on making the world a better place. When his life is threatened one day during confession, he finds he has to battle the dark forces closing in around him. Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Kelly Reilly (Flight), Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran and Marie-Josée Croz also star in the film premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival but there's no official release date just yet.