The storyline follows the downward spiral of the film’s main protagonist, Joe, after his brother is murdered by a group of petty criminals in cold blood. Angry and emotionally damaged by the ordeal, Joe initially seeks support from his brother’s friend, Piggy, to deal with the grief; however, it doesn’t take long for Piggy to drag Joe, somewhat dubiously, into the dangerous world of violence and revenge. As everything Joe once knew begins to collapse around him, he starts to question who his new ‘friend’ really is.
There’s been very little coverage of Piggy thus far – particularly online. However, this may have something to do with the low-budget nature of the film, as alluded to in a ‘behind the scenes’ interview conducted by iFilmLondon last July.
Directed by fledgling writer-director Kieron Hawkes, starring both Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and Paul Anderson (The Firm), Piggy is due to hit cinemas 4th May 2012 and looks set to be both a powerful and gritty British thriller.