A24 Films has given us an exclusive look at the new A Most Violent Year TV Spot in support of writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama. It features a new song from the band SBTRKT as well as more hints at the movie’s icy menace. The film 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.” I unfortunately missed my screening of this due to weather so I’m looking forward to plunking down a few bucks to see it next week. Chandor, Issac and Chastain should make for a pretty great trio.
Check out the new TV Spot for A Most Violent Year after the jump. The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks. A Most Violent Year opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding in January 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Most Violent Year:
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.
J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right.’