Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize winner probably means nothing to you, but Michael Fassbender riding a horse, looking sexy in his cowboy duds, and…meet me at the theater, right? From the looks of the trailer, this action/thriller with a touch of comedy is just the kind of Western to pull us all back into the fold. Fassy stars as a “mysterious traveler” who protects young Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) on his trek across 19th Century frontier America. Throw in Game of Thrones’ Hound (Rory McCann), and Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn’s bad guy in a glorious fur coat, and we’re all in.
There’s a whole lotta head-cocking going on.
John Maclean’s directorial debut (he also wrote the script) also stars Brook Williams, Karen Pistorius and Alex Macqueen, It’s already getting rave reviews, so catch it in theaters May 15th.