Watch: Tye Sheridan & Bel Powley in Trailer for Crime Thriller 'Detour'
"Don't regret the things you do, just the things you don't." Magnet Releasing has unveiled an official trailer for a gritty crime thriller titled Detour, a neo-noir from filmmaker Christopher Smith (of Creep, Triangle, Black Death). The fantastic young cast in this is lead by Tye Sheridan (seen in Mud, X-Men: Apocalypse), Emory Cohen (seen in Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines) and Bel Powley (seen in The Diary of a Teenage Girl). The film involves Sheridan playing a young law student named Harper, who meets a grifter and his companion who get him into all kinds of trouble. Also featuring Stephen Moyer, John Lynch, Jared Abrahamson and Gbenga Akinnagbe. The most interesting aspect is the split-screen narrative, which seems like a unique twist but you'll have to see the film to find out how exactly it plays into the story.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Christopher Smith's Detour, in high def from Apple:
Harper (Sheridan), a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather was involved in the devastating car crash that left his mother hospitalized and comatose. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey until he finds himself suddenly engrossed in conversation with volatile grifter Johnny (Cohen) and his stripper companion, Cherry (Powley). As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions (not to mention the violent duo—on his doorstep)? Detour is both written and directed by English filmmaker Christopher Smith, of the films Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death and Get Santa previously. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Magnet will open Detour in select theaters + on VOD starting January 20th, 2017. Anyone?