Joel Schumacher’s Twelve came in to Sundance 2010 with a lot of buzz, but left with a rather tarnished reputation. The hyper-stylized nature of this new trailer seems to be true to the film, which follows 17-year-old “philosophical drug dealer” White Mike and his interactions with a new drug nicknamed “twelve”. Chace Crawford stars as White Mike (can’t get enough of that character name) in this adaptation of the Nick McDonnell novel; Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and a non-emaciated 50 Cent co-star.
If nothing else, the slick trailer did introduce me to the too-hip sounds of The Phenomenal Handclap Band, making good use of their “15 to 20.” Maybe Twelve can beat the bad buzz when it arrives in theaters on July 30, 2010. Check out the clip after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nick McDonell, written when he was only 17 years old, Twelve is a chilling chronicle of privileged urban adolescence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Set over spring break, the story follows White Mike, a kid with unlimited potential, who has dropped out of his senior year of high school and sells marijuana to his rich, spoiled peers. When his cousin is brutally murdered in an east Harlem project, and his best friend is arrested for the crime, White Mike is hurled on a collision course with his own destiny.