First Image and Synopsis for J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Starring Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, and Alfred Molina

     February 19, 2014


J.C. Chandor‘s All Is Lost was a huge step forward for the Margin Call director, and so I’m incredibly excited for his latest picture, A Most Violent Year.  The first image and official synopsis have been released for the film, which is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  The great cast also includes Albert Brooks, Alfred Molina, and David Oyelowo.

Hit the jump to check out the image and synopsis.

Via Jessica Chastain.


Synopsis via The Playlist:

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

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