Ain’t Them Bodies Saints was one of the favourites at Sundance earlier this year and certainly got director David Lowery a lot of interest, who’s since shown interest in a Pete’s Dragon remake, as well the the Robert Redford flick The Old Man And The Gun, and Torso.
However most us haven’t has a chance to see Ain’t Them Bodies Saints yet, but now a trailer has arrived to give us a taster.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970′s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.’
It’s out in the US in August but there’s no UK date set yet. [Read more…]