Naomi Watts Races Against Time in Trailer for 'The Desperate Hour'
"Do something about it!!" Vertical Ent. + Roadside Attractions have revealed the first official trailer for The Desperate Hour, an intense "real time" thriller starring Naomi Watts as a mother. This one originally premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival last year under the title Lakewood (a reference to the location where this film takes place in), but because it received so many mid to bad reviews, they decided to give it a different name. A mother on a jog in the woods desperately races against time to return and save her child as authorities place her small town on lockdown following a school shooting. In addition to Watts, the cast features Colton Gobbo and Sierra Maltby. The screenplay is written by the same writer as the thriller films Buried, ATM, Mercy, and Greenland. This definitely looks very suspenseful, but the big twist partway through this trailer is a bit strange. So that's what she tries to do? Huh… Not really sure that's a good idea.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Phillip Noyce's The Desperate Hour, direct from YouTube:
Unfolding in real time, The Desperate Hour is a "riveting and pulse pounding" thriller by award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she's on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son's school. Miles away, on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son. The Desperate Hour, formerly known as Lakewood, is directed by the acclaimed Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce, director of many award-winning movies including Backroads, Newsfront, Heatwave, Dead Calm, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, The Bone Collector, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American, Catch a Fire, Salt, The Giver, and Above Suspicion previously. The screenplay is written by Chris Sparling. This initially premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival last fall. Vertical + Roadside will debut Noyce's The Desperate Hour in select US theaters + on VOD starting February 25th, 2022 this winter. Anyone want to watch?