Three months from now, Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson will be bound for the Spanish Inquisition as part of Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed movie, a lavish, star-studded tentpole that’s shouldering a fair amount of expectations – there’s even chatter of a sequel – ahead of release.
But the talented duo have another project cramming up the pipeline, and it’s worlds away from the cut-throat business of assassins. Entitled Trespass Against Us, Gleeson and Fassbender headline the pic as a father and son keeping a low profile in the British countryside as two wanted outlaws. Calling upon their native Irish accents, the duo belong to the seedy Cutler family in Trespass Against Us, which stands as the feature film debut of Adam Smith following his work across Skins and Doctor Who. Talent on both sides of the camera, then, though at times this new trailer struggles to separate itself from the pack.
Trespass Against Us will launch exclusively on DirecTV come November 24, before expanding into theaters nationwide in the early stages of 2017. Coming out of TIFF 2016, our own Darren Ruecker lauded praise on the performances of Fassbender and Gleeson, writing that Adam Smith’s directorial debut makes for “an engaging crime drama about the tension between family loyalty and personal identity.”
Trespass Against Us is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police.