Rodrigo Cortés’ Red Lights stars Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sigourney Weaver. The film explores the "brain’s perception mechanisms and the diffuse frontiers between belief and science, and starts out from the experiences of two rationalist scientists who dissect phenomena from the metapsychical world." Sounds complicated, huh? The trailer makes it a little easier to understand, and the cast make it look worthwhile. Written and directed by Cortés, Red Lights is set to be released on 15th June.
Directed by Sacha Bennett (Bonded by Blood) and with a script by T.J. Ramini and Walter Taylaur, here's the new trailer for British indie Get Lucky, which follows two brothers living on the wrong side of the law who become involved in a casino heist. Starring Luke Treadaway, James Cosmo, Craig Fairbrass, Emily Atack, Rebecca Ferdinando, Jason Maza, Terry Stone and T.J. Ramini, the trailer isn’t anything amazing or particularly original but it may tickle your fancy. No release date for this one yet though.
From Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis, the first trailer for Flight tells the story of a pilot (Denzel Washington) who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly everyone on board. There is more to be learned, however, as questions begin to arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane. Also starring Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo and John Goodman, this action-packed mystery thriller looks pretty good, but will it stand out from the other thrillers we've already seen?
Next up is the trailer for Shadow Dancer, which premiered at this month’s Belfast Film Festvial and which will also show later on in the month at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Directed by James Marsh and written by Tom Bradby, the film stars Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann and Gillian Anderson. We follow single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough), a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. McVeigh is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London when an MI5 officer Mac (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger. The film will be with us from 25th August.
Not so sure about this one. Hot Potato stars an unusual combination of Louise Rednapp and Ray Winstone as a married couple. Directed by Tim Lewiston, the film has quite a classic comedy gangster feel to it but I don’t know if the trailer is enough to sway me. Set in the year of 1969 and after a government research centre explodes, Kenny (Lois Winstone) and pal Danny (Jack Huston) obtain a potentially lethal package. But after discovering the value of the radioactive material, they rope in Danny’s girlfriend to help them broker a deal. Also starring Colm Meaney, David Harewood, and John Lynch, the film is set to be released in the UK on 10th September.
Lay the Favourite
Unfortunately it goes downhill from here, ending with the first trailer for Lay The Favourite. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film stars Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones, Joshua Jackson and Vince Vaughn, but this just doesn’t seem to do it any justice. To me, at least, it looks complete rubbish - despite the decent cast. The film is based on the true story about ex-private dancer Beth Raymer (Hall) as she travels to Las Vegas to pursue her dreams of becoming a cocktail waitress. The film is set to be released in the UK on 22nd June.