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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning And Peter Sarsgaard Are An Ominous Trio In The Trailer For The Environmental Thriller, 'NIGHT MOVES'

Is it me or does Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) have only one facial expression? This isn't a knock on the actor, per se. But I do think it's pretty convenient that he manages to make every character he plays seem like the exact same person--slightly creepy, awkward but oddly fascinating (which makes him the perfect Lex Luthor?)

I thought of this when I watched the new trailer for NIGHT MOVES (shown above), the upcoming thriller that teams Eisenberg with Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. You may remember I first mentioned this film a few weeks ago in a post that highlighted a few promising titles on this year's Tribeca Film Festival slate. Though the clip doesn't give much away about the plot (all we see are three ominous individuals trading tense glances at each other, alluding to a presumably dangerous scheme that they're all involved in somehow), but it does manage to grab my attention in a subtle Zodiac kind of way. Here's the actual plot synopsis:

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical activists plotting to blow up Oregon's Green Peter Dam in an act of environmental sabotage. As their plan marches towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric suspense thriller.

Thoughts? As I mentioned before on the site, I thought Brit Marling's The East was pretty excellent, so I am hoping this environmental thriller follows in those footsteps. It will be interesting to see Fanning in a darker role like this (I'm not counting whatever she did in the Twilight movies). Reichardt gained quite a following with films like Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy (neither of which I've seen), so I'm sure expectations are pretty high for this new film.

NIGHT MOVES is in theaters May 30th. 


Brittani Burnham said...

I've been looking forward to this since ti showed up at Sundance? last year. I'm hoping it has a totally different vibe than The East, which I loved. I'm a big fan of all three actors too. I think Eisenberg has more than one facial expression. lol

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