Fox Searchlight Pictures have released a new trailer for Scott Cooper‘s “Antlers,” produced by Academy Award winner Guillermo Del Toro.
A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. “He is not your responsiblilty,” Plemons’ character tells Russell in the trailer. “He has no one. He is my responsibility,” she responds. What is teased in the trailer looks nothing short of a terrifying revelation that harbors between the boy and a creature townsfolk call a “myth.”
“Antlers” is written by C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca and Scott Cooper, based upon the short story “The Quiet Boy,” by Nick Antosca. Cooper directed the Oscar-winning drama “Crazy Heart, a film that brought lead actor Jeff Bridges an Academy Award for his role. Cooper’s other films are “Out of the Furnace” starring Christian Bale, “Black Mass” and 2017’s “Hostiles.”
The film stars Russell in her first feature appearance after “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” releases this month. Russell won her Golden Globe in 1999 for her performance in the television series “Felicity,” and has since starred in “August Rush,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Mission: Impossible lll.” Jesse Plemons stars in Cooper’s film as her sheriff brother. Plemons was recently seen in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and “Game Night,” as well as reprising his role as Todd in Netflix’s “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.”
“Antlers” is produced by Guillermo Del Toro, David Goyer and Miles Dale. It is produced and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and opens in theaters April 17, 2020.