Bleecker Street has released an official trailer for Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek.
The movie is based on memoirs of Henri CharriÃ¨re, and tells the story of a man who forms an unlikely alliance in hopes of escaping his wrongful imprisonment.
You can read a synopsis and watch the new trailer below.
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books â€œPapillonâ€ and â€œBanco”, the film follows the epic story of Henri â€œPapillonâ€ CharriÃ¨re (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devilâ€™s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillonâ€™s escape.
Henri CharriÃ¨re’s story has been adapted once before in the 1973 film of the same name, which starred Steve McQueen in the role of CharriÃ¨re and Dustin Hoffman in the role of Dega.
This latest adaptation is directed by Michael Noer (R, Northwest), from a screenplay penned by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, Contraband).
The movie will be released in limited theaters on August 24th.