Overture Films has released the first photo from Stone
in theaters October 8th.
Academy Award winner Robert De Niro
and Oscar nominee Edward Norton
deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone
, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran
(The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and written by Angus McLachlan
(Junebug). The film reunites DeNiro and Norton, who worked together on 2001’s The Score
, and also re-teams Norton with Curran, both collaborators on The Painted Veil
As parole Officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.
Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film’s superb ensemble features Milla Jovovich
(The Fifth Element) as Lucetta, Stone’s sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy
(Six Feet Under) as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse.
Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.
You can see the Stone trailer here
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Stone Photo, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton