Brendan Gleeson is a Threatened Priest in 'Calvary' Sundance Trailer

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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Wow, Gleeson surely is one of the best of his generation!

Nash on Dec 10, 2013


My mates cat when we were kids was called 'Felcher' til his mum found out what it meant! Pretty great cast in this movie, really like the actress Kelly Reilly.

Carpola on Dec 10, 2013


Well, this certainly looks interesting. Loved him in In Bruges.

grimjob on Dec 10, 2013


I was very positively surprised when I saw this was by one of the McDonagh brothers after I clicked on this. 'The Guard' was really great, and this looks very promising! Good cast, and Gleeson is always fantastic.

Terry Craig on Dec 11, 2013


One of My Favourite ACTORs : Mr.Brendan Gleeson Last Movie About Priests That I Enjoyed was THE DOUBT. I Love religious movies But i hope they don't mugging Christians in it. I think in Hollywood they criticise Christians more than any other religion and that's not good act. If they want doing democracy At Least They Need The BALANCE in criticise the other religions too. "God, do not play with dice" (V)

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 11, 2013

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