Charlie Hunnam & Jack O'Connell are Brothers in 'Jungleland' Trailer
by Alex Billington
October 16, 2020
"We got one option – we fight." Paramount has released a trailer for an emotional and gritty drama about brothers titled Jungleland, the latest from talented filmmaker Max Winkler (of Ceremony and Flower). A reluctant bare-knuckle boxer and his manager / brother must travel across the country for one last fight to pay off a debt to a mob boss, but an unexpected travel companion exposes the cracks in their bond along the way. Charlie Hunnam and Jack O'Connell star as the brothers Stan and Lion, with an exquisite cast featuring Jonathan Majors, Jessica Barden, Fran Kranz, John Cullum, Owen Burke, as well as Meredith Holzman. This is one hell of a trailer, also a showcase for the stunning cinematography by DP Damián García. A strong reminder that Winkler is a very good filmmaker and I hope he keeps making more.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Max Winkler's Jungleland, from Paramount's YouTube:
Stan (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O'Connell) are two close brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing. But when Stan fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss (Jonathon Majors), they're forced to deliver an unexpected traveler as they journey across the country for a high-stakes fighting tournament. While Stan trains Lion for the fight of his life, a series of events threaten to tear the brothers apart but their love for one another and belief in a better life keep them going in this gripping drama that proves family pulls no punches. Jungleland is directed by American filmmaker Max Winkler, director of the indie films Ceremony and Flower previously. The screenplay is written by Theodore Bressman, David Branson Smith, and Max Winkler. Paramount will release Winkler's Jungleland in select US theaters on November 6th, then PVOD at home starting November 10th. Who's interested?
Two underdogs among actors that I like. Yeah, this might be for me ...
shiboleth on Oct 16, 2020
Wish I could say the same, shiboleth. I thought the trailer was awful. I've never been able to watch Hunnam from the beginning when he was in that stupid motorcycle gang series here in the U.S. I just don't buy him and never have found him believable. I had high hope when O'Connell when he first broke out in that rough prison film, but he's disappointed me ever since. So watching this tailer I just felt it was too difficult to buy and more than a bit derivative. Reminded me of Warrior with Tom Hardy whom I really like even though I didn't like that film...lol...will they ever make a film I can like again?...lol...I guess I'll wait until Herzog's doc film about meteors and comets as I loved that trailer.
thespiritbo on Oct 16, 2020
I must admit, I never saw that series with 'stupid mototcycle gang' since I honestly thought that's what it is. So, I guess, those things changed my perspective on Hunnam. So I didn't see that ridiculous side of Hunnam's career (luckily, I guess) and I don't see him as a big player, but really small time one and I that's the whole thing about him. As for O'Connell, I saw him few times, that film called '71 or that series Godless which made me love him enough. But as I said, they are both underdogs, and I don't hope to get much from this, but small evening pleasures. So, you might be right, but I might get some fun from watching it too. As for the Herzog's doc, couldn't agree more ...
shiboleth on Oct 17, 2020
You didn't miss much on the Hunnam acting in the motorcycle series as he's exactly the same in everything he does. I see him as posing, rather than being a character. He's just not any good to me. I am glad for him that he keeps working and he might very well be a nice guy, but he's just not a good or interesting actor to me. I saw the '71 film with O'Connell and tried to like it for it's subject and story, but it just didn't resonate with me. That awful movie he did with Angelia Jolie directing of war POW's was just terrible and I think really damaged his career. As I've always said, it's a very tough business but they've all signed up for it...so...lol...later gator.
thespiritbo on Oct 17, 2020
To add just a little: I avoid films directed by Angelina Jolie like a plague since I find them pretentious. She might be ok, but I rather prefer seeing her ex (Brad Pitt) acting sometimes, since she hardly does (rarely, indeed) anything of substance in that respect too. Cheers back ...
shiboleth on Oct 18, 2020
I hear you, man. That prison war movie was atrocious and her acting those wicked witch things or whatever the heck they are are of no interest to me at all. She's so rich now that it hardly matters what she does as she doesn't have to work ever again. Still, I think they pay her big money to be in those movies and a good slice of the first dollar at the box office and those movies make pretty good money. As for Pitt I've always liked him but his Oscar winning role in that Tarantino Hollywood movie was absurd and that space movie he made just didn't work. He's a rich one too. None of it or none of them are of much interest anymore, shiboleth. Weird. And I'm talking about ALL of them!!
thespiritbo on Oct 18, 2020
You often say it's a tough business. I think it also became more infamous then before. Not only for financial gain but also for them playing some weird and shallow public figures. There's something sinister about it, to be honest ...
shiboleth on Oct 19, 2020
Strong. Maybe Hunnam should stay with these smaller budget features. His big budget stuff just has not hit where is counted.
DAVIDPD on Oct 17, 2020
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