Having caught the attention of many a critic during Sundance earlier this year, there’s a crackle of excitement surrounding Ramin Bahrani’s upcoming real estate drama 99 Homes, and today we have the very first full-length trailer.
Set against the house marketing collapse of 2008, Bahrani’s intriguing film will view the world through the lens of Andrew Garfield’s Dennis Nash. An average joe in every sense of the world, Nash is merely trying to make ends meet in order to keep a roof over his mother and son, but it isn’t long before his world is upended by real estate agent Mike Carver.
Michael Shannon stars as the magnetic, morally corrupt big bad, who changes tact when he offers Garlfield’s protagonist a unique opportunity; to deliver the same fate to other people living on the breadline.
In typical fashion, Carver’s world soon envelopes Nash and his once-morally astute standing, and despite pleas of desperation from his mother and young son, 99 Homes will orbit around Nash’s fall from grace in many ways. And though Bahrani’s low-key feature takes place 7 years ago, the themes of economic downfall and families clutching at straws are just as relevant today as they were then.
Bahrani will bring his hard-hitting real estate drama 99 Homes to theaters on September 25. In the meantime, you can check out our own verdict of the film from last year’s TIFF.
Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver (Michael Shannon), Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity—to join Carver’s crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what’s his.