By the time the blockbuster season draws to a close in late August, audiences will undoubtedly be exhausted by superheroes, car chases, excessive 3D, low-brow laughs, etc. and in need of some adult-oriented fare. Luckily one such option has been set for release at the season’s close, and that’s the promising UK terrorism thriller Closed Circuit. Directed by John Crowley (Boy A) from a script by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), the film stars Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall as a pair of lawyers and ex-lovers who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist’s trial. The supporting cast includes Ciarán Hinds, Riz Ahmed, Anne-Marie Duff, Kenneth Cranham, Denis Moschitto, Julia Stiles and Jim Broadbent. Seemingly occupying a sweet spot between Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Michael Clayton, Closed Circuit certainly looks compelling in this tense first look and I’m hopeful that it can deliver some much-needed class to the tail end of August.
Closed Circuit is set for an August 28 release in the US; no NZ release has been scheduled yet. Check out the first trailer and poster below.