Today we get the first trailer for Jeff Nichols‘ Take Shelter, starring upcoming Man Of Steel villain Michael Shannon. He co-stars with The Tree Of Life‘s Jessica Chastain in a film that has been picking up fantastic buzz due to its showing around the festival circuit.
Sony Pictures Classic has distribution rights and the psychological/apocalyptic drama is eyeing an October 7th release date. Judging by the trailer, it looks like a gripping, well acted and visceral film. What has me more excited though is all the positive reviews coming out of Cannes and Sundance. Plus, it will give Michael Shannon some more recognition, which he definitely deserves.
Check out the trailer and plot summary below.
Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who supplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah’s healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one. Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard….