And you thought Matthew McConaughey was an unconventional lawyer in The Lincoln Lawyer! He was barely even shirtless in that movie, and when he was, there were no suspenders involved*. That’s how we’re introduced to Chris Evans’ character in the new trailer for Puncture: shirtless, tattooed, white pants, red tie, black suspenders. The rest of the clip dives into your typical legal thriller fare, punctuated by the thousandth use of “Lux Aeterna” in a trailer. But Evans is a charismatic guy, the kind of actor who makes a showcase of a character described as “a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict.”
One source lists September 23 for the date of release, a quick turnaround that fits with the realization, “Hey, this movie stars Captain America!” Brothers Adam and Mark Kassen co-directed the feature; Kassen also co-stars alongside Vinessa Shaw and Brett Cullen. Hit the jump for the trailer, poster, and official synopsis.
Trailer via Latino Review:
Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike’s yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.
Poster via Coming Soon:
*I presume. I didn’t see the movie, but there must have been at least a couple seconds of McConaughey pecs, and zero seconds of suspenders.