Fresh off of it’s world premiere at the Berlinale Festival, David M. Rosenthal‘s crime thriller A Single Shot got itself a trailer today, and boy is it something to see. The film was adapted by Matthew F. Jones from his own novel and stars Sam Rockwell as a deer hunter who falls into a strange game of cat and mouse with some backwoods criminals. The trailer acts more like a tone poem than a traditional trailer, but in this sense it sets a haunting, elliptical mood that has me very psyched for the film itself, much more so than a straightforward trailer focused on plot and exposition.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer for yourself. Set to play the Tribeca Film Festival later this month, A Single Shot also stars Jeffrey Wright, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, Ted Levine and William H. Macy.
Inspired by the true story of director/writer David M. Rosenthal, Janie Jones follows rocker Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola), whose former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a 13-year-old girl (Abigail Breslin) in his lap, with the surprise news that she is his daughter. On the road in an attempt to get his career back, Ethan’s self-destructive behavior not only threatens the group’s future, but also any chance of having a relationship with his child. Once the two are left alone, Janie displays her own musical talent, giving the two something to bond over.
At the film’s press day, actor Alessandro Nivola spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he was cast in this role only a week prior to shooting, that co-star Frank Whaley’s band The Niagras was the inspiration for his character’s performance style, that he felt the music was really well written for the role, and how natural and uncensored Abigail Breslin is, as an actress. He also talked about his next role in the film Redemption, written by Louis Mellis (who wrote Sexy Beast) and co-starring his real-life wife, Emily Mortimer. Check out what he had to say after the jump.