A trailer has now arrived for David Lowery’s crime-fuelled drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Hailed at both this year’s Sundance and Cannes film festivals, the cast also include Keith Carradine (Cowboys & Aliens), Rami Malek (The Master) and Nate Parker.
The film follows an outlaw couple, Affleck and Mara, who are arrested after a crime spirals out of control and turns into a gun battle with the local law enforcement. Bob (Affleck) is sent to prison and Ruth (Mara), who goes home, gives birth to their child. Bob breaks out of prison to get back to his family, in 1970s Texas Hill Country, and subsequently suffers the consequences of his actions.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints arrives in the US on August 16, but we are still awaiting for a UK date to be released.
Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970?s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.