Well received at its Sundance debut last year, indie drama Little Birds is due to be released in the US by Millennium Entertainment later this year. Elgin James wrote and directed the film, with which he made his debut, with a terrific cast in front of the camera, led by Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Neal McDonough.

After the first trailer for the film surfaced last month (which you can catch below if you missed it), fifteen great new images have now come online, including one of James on the set.

“15 year-old Lily and her best friend Alison live on the shores of the Salton Sea among rundown trailers parks, rotting household items, drained pools and decaying streets. What was once an oasis for the wealthy and famous has become a near ghost town, leaving its residents fighting for breath in the deep end. Lily feels eternally claustrophobic and rebellious, living with her manic, single mother, clinging to hope for something more exciting than visits with her young and already washed up Aunt.”

Juno Temple has been gaining considerable attention in recent years, starring in Atonement, The Three Musketeers, and Kaboom, and has a slew of fantastic films coming up (both in the works and already filmed), including The Dark Knight Rises, Killer Joe, Lovelace, Small Apartments, and Magic Magic. Temple’s definitely one to watch, and the reviews coming out of Sundance last year were praising her performance.

As yet, Little Birds hasn’t got a release set on either side of the Atlantic, and its indie nature might mean that it won’t get a UK theatrical distribution that we’d like it to. But here’s to hoping that it will, and that it will at least be released on DVD/Blu-Ray if it doesn’t, because this is a project that looks promising. For now, here are the new images (which you can click to enlarge), followed by the first trailer to catch up on beneath.

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Source: via IMDb.

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