WHO’S IN IT?
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Sam Shepard (Mud)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), director, writer; Brad Ingelsby (The Dynamiter), writer; Michael Costigan (Stoker), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Ryan Kavanaugh (The Family), Jennifer Davisson Killoran (Orphan), Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and Tony Scott (The A-Team), producers; Dickon Hinchliffe (Winter’s Bone), composer; Masanobu Takayanaki (Silver Linings Playbook), cinematographer; David Rosenbloom (The Insider), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When Russell (Bale) suddenly finds himself in jail, his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) becomes involved with a violent and dangerous criminal gang. Upon his release, Russell must choose between his own freedom or risking it to restore honour to his brother…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
An impressive ensemble cast brings Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper’s latest film to life, amidst an otherwise bleak and interestingly harsh story and environment.