John Michael McDonagh made his feature directorial debut with 2011’s acclaimed The Guard. In the spring, he returns with his sophomore feature, Calvary, recently announced as making its debut at Sundance next month.
Brendan Gleeson reunites with McDonagh following his Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Guard. And now eOne has released the first trailer, teasing what’s to come from the comedy-drama.
After being told he will be murdered in one week’s time Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself with seven days to determine his would be killer and put his affairs in order. Prevented by the “seal of confessional” from going to the police, Father Lavelle opts to engage with and tries to understand his small minded and morally scurrilous parishioners with the hope of dissuading the one amongst them intent on his death.
Gleeson is joined by a very impressive cast, led by Kelly Reilly, his son Domhnall Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, and Aidan Gillen.
McDonagh, brother of the Oscar-winning Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths), is once more directing from his own script.
Calvary will be released in the UK and Ireland on 11th April, 2014, following its debut at Sundance next month. No word on a US release date yet, but hopefully it won’t be too long after its Park City bow.