Sam Rockwell Takes Aim in Cryptic Single Shot Trailer

By Kristy Puchko 2013-04-02 13:38:56discussion comments
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In 2011, writer-director David M. Rosenthal won notice at the Tribeca Film Festival with his music-fueled feature Janie Jones, which starred Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola in an unconventional family drama. This year he's returning to the fast-approaching fest with A Single Shot. Matthew F. Jones adapts his own crime novel into a seemingly chilling thriller that stars Sam Rockwell as a desperate man.

Last spring when Rockwell signed on to play John Moon, a role Michael Fassbender was formerly slated to play. Moon is an impoverished poacher whose hunting skills keep him in trouble but free from starvation. However, hunting off-season can be dangerous for reasons beyond crossing paths with forest rangers. With the titular single shot, Moon kicks off a chain of events that bring more heat on his tail than he'd ever imagined.

A Single Shot boasts an incredible supporting cast that includes Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs, Academy Award nominee William H. Macy, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. In short, this is an indie to watch out for.

I'll confess. Right now, Katey and I are strategizing which of the many enticing titles we'll be seeing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. With a cast like this one, A Single Shot was on my shortlist of should-sees. But this trailer has rocketing near the top of my must-sees. How does the sorrow-filled voiceover of an unseen woman factor into this narrative? What has John Moon done and what will he have to face? What's the deal with the money he's shouting about? Inquiring minds need to know!

A Single Shot will make its North American premiere on April 26th.
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