Today we are happy to be premiering the very first image from Academy Award nominee Saar Klein’s Things People Do, which will be showing at SXSW next month (and at the Berlin Film Festival this month). Seen above, the still depicts stars Wes Bentley and Jason Isaacs playing with some guns on a mock shooting range in the desert. It doesn’t show off a whole lot but as a film that looks like one of the more interesting indie projects currently on the festival circuit, I’m very pleased that We Got This Covered can debut the image.
For those unfamiliar with the plot, Things People Do follows Bill Scanlin (Bentley), a man who has recently lost his job. Afraid to tell his wife, he ends up turning to a life of crime to make money. One night, he crosses paths with Frank McTiernan (Isaacs), a detective who does uphold the law but “believes very little in its value.” The two strike up an unlikely friendship but as they become closer, Bill finds it harder to hide his secret and soon realizes that getting away with a crime is sometimes worse than getting caught.
Co-starring Vinessa Shaw and Haley Bennett, this film has my attention for a few reasons. For one, director Saar Klein is a two-time Oscar nominee, previously recognized for his editing work on The Thin Red Line and Almost Famous. The other aspect of Things People Do that’s drawing me in is that terrific cast. Though none of them are exactly A-listers, they’re all solid actors and actresses whom I always enjoy watching. Personally, I think Wes Bentley is one of Hollywood’s most under-appreciated talents.
Check out the first still from Things People Do above and let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to this film.