Matthias Schoenaerts in Trailer for Horse Training Film 'The Mustang'
"You want to control your horse? First you gotta control yourself." Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for an indie drama titled The Mustang, the feature directorial debut of French actress-filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. This is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres category, then open in theaters in the US in March. Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of Roman Coleman, a convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. At first he struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but learns to confront his past as he soothes an especially feisty horse. Matthias Schoenaerts stars as Roman, with a cast including Connie Britton, Bruce Dern, Jason Mitchell, Gideon Adlon, and Josh Stewart. This looks very, very good - expected for a Sundance film. I dig the music in this trailer, makes it more endearing.
Here's the first official trailer for Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's The Mustang, direct from YouTube:
Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a prison in rural Nevada, participates in a rehabilitation program in which he trains wild mustangs. He struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates alike. But in time, working alongside young convict Henry (Jason Mitchell) and an old trainer Myles (Bruce Dern), Roman soothes an especially feisty horse and confronts his own violent past. The Mustang is directed by French actress-turned-filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who's now making her feature directorial debut after directing a few TV episodes previously but not much else yet. The screenplay is written by Mona Fastvold and Brock Norman Brock, with Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. The film will premiered at the Sundance Film Festival coming up in January. Focus Features will then release Clermont-Tonnerre's The Mustang in select theaters starting March 15th, 2019. First impression? Who's interested?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I'm a sucker for horse movies, but after this years brilliant films, 'The Rider' and 'Lean On Pete', this trailer looks like it'll be way too much like an after-school special to me.
Movie Bear on Dec 13, 2018
I saw The Mustang last night. EXCELLENT movie!!! Schoenaert's performance deserves an Oscar! Go see!!
Nim on Mar 31, 2019
I think this looks genuine. Emotional and honest. I'll check it out when I'm in that mood for something somber and deep.
THE_RAW_ on Dec 13, 2018
I hope it's good, he's a great actor.
Efterklang on Dec 13, 2018
He sure is. I like him a lot. He's the real deal. Authentic. I put him right up there with Tom Hardy as the two best actors working today and have the same kind of stuff...authenticity...intensity...believability of the likes of Brando, who I still think is the greatest actor that ever lived. Hardy and Schoenaerts are made of the same stuff.
thespiritbo on Dec 13, 2018
Wow! Looks like a stupendous performance from the lead.
DAVIDPD on Dec 14, 2018
Looks like keeping a good quality in work from Matthias Schoenaerts ...
shiboleth on Dec 14, 2018
Where was this filmed?
Sally Renne Murphy on Dec 17, 2018
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