Struggling photographer Sean Falco (Robert Sheehan – Mute, Geostorm, Misfits) funds his lifestyle with a sideline in burglary, and thinks he has hit the jackpot when he breaks into the luxurious house of the wealthy Cale Erendreich (David Tennant – Broadchurch, You, Me and Him, Doctor Who).
Things go wrong when Sean discovers a woman chained up in the house. Unable to free her before Cale returns, Sean reluctantly goes to the police to explain what he’s seen. By the time they investigate, Cale has covered his tracks, and the police tell Sean to stop harassing him. Sean soon realises Cale will stop at nothing to shut him up – permanently.
That sets the scene for what looks like a decent thriller (if you ignore Tennant’s American accent late on in the trailer, since he sounded his usual Scots self when he first spoke), and it’s directed by Dean Devlin (producer of the Independence Day movies – and No.2 is better than the nay-sayers think, and it looks like No.3 *IS* back on).
Bad Samaritan is released in the UK on August 24th, from Signature Entertainment and I’m very much looking forward to checking this out.
Writer: Brandon Boyce
Also stars: Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner, Hannah Barefoot
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version:
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