Millennium Entertainment has revealed the first trailer for director Fredrik Bond’s film Charlie Countryman, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo and Rupert Grint.
The film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to the mixed reviews from critics. The pic is a very stylized, very music video-esque fairy tale that feels like it was made in the post-Tarantino ’90s.
LaBeouf stars as an American tourist who goes to Europe to fulfill his mother’s dream, but who falls in love with beautiful Romanian girl Gabi (played by Rachel Wood), the estranged wife of a psychotic gangster named Nigel (played by Mikkelsen).
Highly acclaimed commercials and music video director Bond has made some edits to his feature debut since Sundance so it’ll be interesting to see what the finished trippy tale looks like.
Charlie Countryman (formerly The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) will be simultaneously released VOD and in theaters on November 15th, 2013.
Check out the trailer below, featuring Labeouf and Rachel Wood with the Harry Potter actor Grint, which contains very mature content and is intended for mature audiences only.
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician.
However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.