IFC Films has released the first Hellion trailer for writer/director Kat Candler’s upcoming drama. The film stars Aaron Paul as a single father struggling to raise two boys in a small Texas town, as his troubled son Jacob takes up motocross as a hobby. Paul doesn’t speak much in the trailer, but the pic looks to be a moody, atmospheric family drama. Matt caught the film at Sundance and while he noted in his review that it was a bit unfocused, he praised Candler’s direction and the performances from Paul and newcomer Josh Wiggins.
Hit the jump to watch the Hellion trailer. The film also stars Juliette Lewis and opens in theaters on June 13th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hellion:
Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul stars in this riveting drama about a family under siege. Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (first-time actor Josh Wiggins in a stunning breakthrough performance). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis co-stars in this thrilling saga of fathers and sons that builds towards a heart-stopping climax, all set to an electrifying heavy metal soundtrack.