Bad Lieutenant meets Lethal Weapon in blackly-comic buddy cop thriller THE TRUST.
In a department full of sleaze and corruption, Las Vegas cops Jim Stone (Nicolas Cage) and David Waters (Elijah Wood) form an unlikely team as they begin an off-the-books investigation into a bailed heroin dealer.
Discovering the dealer’s huge underground safe beneath an apartment building, they hatch a plan into the safe for their own ends…
First-time writer-director siblings Alex and Benjamin Brewer have created something wholly original with The Trust. Part neo-noir, part buddy cop black comedy, it’s a quirky and offbeat take on the heist movie – putting together an unlikely but brilliantly conceived partnership in Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood.
Critics are praising the film as Nicolas Cage’s “renaissance” and him being back to his very best, with a blistering performance that has shades of the unhinged Bad Lieutenant and his other, most manic roles. Not one to be overshadowed, however, Elijah Woods is also fantastic, with a reserved and layered character who plays the ying to Cage’s eccentric yang.
Following its premiere at SXSW, The Trust has already picked up stellar reviews from the likes of Variety and The Guardian – making this one of the most-talked-about and must-see upcoming crime thrillers.
Check out the UK trailer for The Trust below. The film is released in UK cinemas and on Digital HD Friday 27th May 2016 via Signature Entertainment.