‘Green Room’ Teaser Trailer: Patrick Stewart Leads Nazis Against a Punk Rock Band

     January 14, 2016


A24 has released the first Green Room teaser trailer online. The film centers on a punk rock band that witness an act of violence backstage at a neo-Nazi dive bar that they weren’t meant to see. They then hole up in the green room and try to figure out how to escape while the bar’s owner (Patrick Stewart) devises a way to dispose of the young rockers.

In the teaser, Stewart scares the living crap out of those in hiding, telling them, “to be clear … it won’t end well.” I whole-heartedly believe him. The voice-over against scenes of the two sides gearing up excels in ramping-up the tension. Can we all agree that Stewart is the best? If you want to see a lighter side to him, though, I recommend checking out Starz’s series Blunt Talk.

For now, check out the new trailer below. The film opens in limited release on April 1, 2016, goes nationwide on April 15, 2016, and also stars Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Kai Lennox, and Macon Blair.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Green Room is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band.


Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon.  What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see.  Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise.  But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.


Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly  devious turn as Darcy—elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.


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