Anthony Hopkins goes from Dr. Ford on HBO’s Westworld to Dr. Clancy in the new film Solace, which dropped a new trailer today. Except he’s more than a doctor, he’s got psychic powers. Yeah, that’s not a twist you’ll likely find on Westworld. In a similar sense, The Walking Dead fans have been learning more about Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, but now we see him as an FBI agent by the name of Joe Merriwether, who needs to solve a seemingly unsolvable case.
Directed by Afonso Poyart, Solace sees Special Agent Merriwether enlisting Dr. Clancy to help with a string of homicides. The retired psychic is initially reluctant, but when he sees visions of Joe’s partner (Abbie Cornish) getting killed, he feels compelled to prevent further bloodshed. The problem is that the murderer (Colin Farrell) is just like Clancy — he, too, can see visions. So the film, apparently, turns into cat-and-mouse game of psychics.
Watch the trailer below.
Solace will open in theaters on December 16th. Here’s the official synopsis:
When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.