I like Mads Mikkelsen, and I think slowly and surely he’s getting the widespread recognition he deserves while still staying true to an eclectic collection of work. He turns in excellent performances week after week on Hannibal but also starred in the Oscar-nominated drama The Hunt as a falsely-accused child molester. Yesterday, a trailer for the western drama The Salvation went online, and stars Mikkelsen as a Danish immigrant trying to build a life in the 1870s America. The story centers on a man whose family is brutally murdered, and he goes out for violent retribution. However, his quest for revenge triggers retaliation from the friends and families of his enemies. It looks like captivating stuff, and having Eva Green on board to co-star only makes the movie look better.
Hit the jump to check out The Salvation trailer. The film will premiere as part of the Midnight Screenings program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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