Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Trailer Released For Starred Up, Starring Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn & Sam Spruell

A new trailer for British drama Starred Up has been released online.

Directed by the famous and genre-hopping David Mackenzie, Starred Up Trailer for the film shows Eric Love (rising star Jack O'Connell), who got in an adult prison. The teenage criminal seems smart enough to deal with the British prison system’s corruption. His violence and aggressive streaks send him to a prison for adults, where Eric comes face to face with a criminal who turns out to be his long-lost father serving a long sentence. When O’Connels’s hero starts to act unpredictable and violently, it forces the prison guards to bring in measures. Now, it's up to his father (Ben Mendelsohn) and a sympathetic doctor (Rupert Friend) to stop him before it's too late.

Starred Up

The most fascinating scene created by director David Mackenzie (“Young Adam”, “Spread”, “Mister Foe”, “You Instead”) is undoubtedly the first opening scene documenting the vivid processing of young Eric (O’Connell) into the adult prison (Belfast) through innumerable jail doors and assorted hallways to a solo cell. All the same, Eric is used to spend most of his life in state institutions. Several guards hold him during his frequent violent outbursts and fights.

But the central dramatic scene of the script (Jonathan Asser) runs between Eric Love and his father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), who’s staying here as well. Eric (Jack O’Connell) is a young violent teen prematurely thrown into the world of a dark adult prison. While struggling to fight against the prison officers and the other cellmates, he has to face with his own father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), who has spent most of his life in prison. As Eric studies the new rules for survival and overcome with other prisoners.

It’s impossible to avoid thinking about many nuances of the forthcoming movie’s basic story, because it is played in such a dynamical physical term, so the viewer can understand the meaning of a real prison life in details due to what the film has to offer. But there’s O’Connell himself, whose performance is so honest and vivid that you never know when and what he might do next. He’s more than a jailhouse-smart boy in this film and it should be very useful to follow his future career.

Finally a British talented star without accent can take a role of value going all the way. In Starred Up Trailer we see O'Connell how he is made of - in a role that allows him to show like it's the one. Do not to miss the official release in March, 2014.