Ashley Bashy Thomas leads this story of a young man coming to terms with a violent past and a brutal relationship with his Father, in what looks to be a menacing turn by David Harewood (who is in fine form on HBO’s Homeland of late), with the help of boxing trainer Peter Mullan. The trailer we have today paints a bleak portrait of the young man in a desperate struggle to find his feet and take a different road to the one laid out before him.
From what we can see here the boxing scenes have a suitably vicious momentum and the surrounding drama looks to just as gripping. Having Harewood and Mullan in the mix with the young cast, including Jason Maza and Michelle Ryan, should give the film something special. A summer release is planned.
Here’s a synopsis,
Clayton Murdoch carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed by his father, to murder and gang culture. With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death.
Clayton channels his aggression into boxing: controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. Now, to get the revenge against those who have taken his loved ones, he must ask the one man he fears the most for help, his father.
With everything around him falling apart and the full shocking fury in him let loose, Clayton must look death in the face and find out who is the man inside.
Here’s the trailer, it’s not exactly NSFW but there are a few sexual swear words and some pretty nasty stuff here. It looks great though so don’t be too put off by that.