Director Adam Smith’s family-crime drama Trespass Against Us received an Official Selection nod at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as top nods at the British Independent Film Awards and the Zurich Film Festival. Following a number of runs at various film festivals here in the United States, the film received a brief limited release back in January, but as of now we have yet to see it picked up for major distribution in theaters nationwide, but here’s hoping that changes! Written by documentary director Alastair Siddons (Turn it Loose, Inside Out), Trespass Against Us follows a man who comes into conflict with his outlaw father and family after he decides he must find a way out of his own criminal world in order to provide a better future for his own family. Michael Fassbender (Macbeth, The Light Between Oceans) and Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) lead the cast as Chad and Colby Cutler, the father and son who come to arms with each other over the former’s desire to break free of his criminal past.
Although the story of the son wanting to break away from the sins of the father may not be an entirely original story, this one is intriguing because of the excellent acting, not only from the two leads but also from the rest of the cast. Lyndsey Marshal (The Hours, Hereafter), Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game, Spectre), Killian Scott (Traders, Ripper Street), Sean Harris (Prometheus, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), and Kingsley Ben-Adir (World War Z, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) all appear in the supporting cast. As we noted earlier, there has not yet been word on a nationwide release yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for this one to hit theaters. Check back in for more updates!