While he’s not busy fighting Superman and, we’re guessing, Daredevil Batman for Warner Bros., Jesse Eisenberg continues to branch out from his established geeky, socially awkward on-screen persona, with roles as diverse as provocative in “The Double”, “The End of the Tour” and “Night Moves”.
A sensation among Venice, Toronto or BFI London critics but not as cherished by film festival audiences (it currently sits at a stellar 82 Metascore and middling 6.4 IMDB user rating), “Night Moves” looks pretty much as you’d expect in its first full-length theatrical trailer.
Like director Kelly Reichardt’s previous effort, Meek’s Cutoff”, the indie drama is intense, suspenseful, atmospheric and focused on acting rather than building up a multilayered plot (Michelle Williams was fantastic), however it’s potentially a little too artsy and gloomy for mainstream moviegoers.
I’ve heard only good things about the cast, which includes Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard in addition to Eisenberg, and the cinematography and editing are also unanimously praised. The storyline? It revolves around a trio of fairly cynical tree huggers scheming to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
Will they go through with it? Turn on each other before getting a chance to do the deed? Get caught after? Only one way to find out: look for “Night Moves” in cinemas starting May 30 stateside and August 29 on British shores.