Oct 152017

Ever since the trailer of ‘The Punisher’ came out last month, people have primarily been discussing two things – Marvel Comics and actor Jon Bernthal, whose character Frank Castle will be seen going to extreme lengths to avenge his family’s murder. 

While we were still recuperating from the action-packed dark trailer of ‘The Punisher’, Jon is already out with the next bone-chilling trailer of his upcoming release ‘Sweet Virginia’. After flooring us with his performances in ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Wind River’ and ‘Snitch’; Jon is all set to take us on another nightmarish ride where you will witness him unleashing his innermost demons. 

Sweet Virginia Trailer© Oddfellows Entertainment

Although the trailer is slightly towards the milder side when it comes to showcasing brutality, it still has massive potential to mess you up both psychologically and emotionally. Based on Ben and Paul China’s 

‘Black List’ script, ‘Sweet Virginia’ revolves around Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo star who now runs a motel in Alaska. He soon befriends a mysterious guy, Elwood (played by Christopher Abbott), who is responsible for wrecking havoc and raising hell in the town. However, Sam is blissfully unaware about his friend being the one responsible for the bloodbath. As the truth starts surfacing and secrets are revealed, Sam finds his inner dark impulses overpowering him, something he had kept hidden under the garb of peace all this while. 

Jon is at his usual best in the trailer and this movie is definitely special for him as he acknowledged in a tweet that “this film is close to my heart.” 

Sweet Virginia – Official Trailer l HD l IFC Films.This film is my heart. I hope y’all dig it. Big. Love. J.  https://t.co/kyH8JPLAeJ

— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) 13 October 2017

Besides Jon, who has earlier showed his acting prowess and potential to be a badass guy, Abbott too has done a fabulous job in this nail-biting trailer. Although, we don’t think his notorious avatar should come as a surprise, since he has earlier proved how terrifying he can be in ‘A Most Violent Year’ and ‘It Comes at Night’. 

Directed by Jamie M. Dagg, the movie also features Imogen Poots, Odessa Younng, Jared Abrahamson, Darcy Laurie and Rosemarie DeWitt. The movie is slated for a November 17 release and our excitement now knows no bounds.  

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