Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted the first trailer for ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ starring Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp.

Based on Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same name, Rylance plays The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire who looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll (Depp).

Joll’s task is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

Directed by Ciro Guerra, the film also stars Greta Scacchi, David Dencik, Sam Reid, Harry Melling, Gana Bayarsaikhan, and Bill Milner.

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The film is set for an On-Demand and on digital platform release on August 7th.