Similar to SGL, Blumhouse and more, A24 studios is really coming into their own as one of the leading genre labels. From rereleased classics like MS.45 to films like EX MACHINA they really have done an outstanding job of securing thought provoking films that provide great entertainment while frightening audiences worldwide. BLUE RUIN is one of the best thrillers to hit screens in sometime and the creator of that classic has returned with an equally audacious looking film in GREEN ROOM. The film follows a punk rock group who find themselves in a “wrong place, wrong time” scenario. Hoping to make this not their last gig the crew fight for their lives against a local threat of the highest order. The film that features an iconic cast including Patrick Stewart and will be released to theaters on April 29th.
A24 bashes down your door with the highly anticipated thriller GREEN ROOM from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier.
Saulnier’s follow up to the critically-acclaimed revenge thriller BLUE RUIN is a white-knuckle siege film, set in one of the scariest environments imaginable with Patrick Stewart in an instantly iconic role as a cooly terrifying villain.
GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcy-elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.
GREEN ROOM is directed by Jeremy Saulnier and stars Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair andKai Lennox.
GREEN ROOM opens in NY/LA on April 15 and nationwide on April 29.
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