Ruth Neega can easily be seen as one of the breakout star of the past few years. From Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to AMC’s Preacher, and most recently Warcraft. Now she will appear in a powerful film simply titled Loving from director Jeff Nichols. Nichols is having quite the year himself with Midnight Special being released a couple of months back.
As the title suggests, the film is about love. The movie centers on a real-life couple whose interracial marriage sparked a historic legal battle. It also stars Joel Edgerton, who will play the husband to Neega’s character. Check out the trailer below.
Midnight Special ** out of ****
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, and Sam Shepherd
Release Date- March 18, 2016
Midway through Midnight Special there’s a line that’s uttered from a father to his son that sticks with us, despite how generic it initially seems, and encapsulates its director’s entire film oeuvre. “I like worrying about you,” Roy (Michael Shannon) says to his son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), after a near death experience. Such a simple line depicts the compulsion men invariably encounter in each of the four films made by Arkansas director Jeff Nichols. His men are troubled, burdened, and eventually consumed by an unhealthy urge to either protect their family, friends, or legacy.
Unlike the best films of Nichols (this ranks last on his list), Midnight Special does not fully go with the reverberations that such a faithful adherence to a compulsion would lead to. Rather, we are dragged along an erratic journey that fuses a variety of genres (inevitable comparisons to E.T. Will ensue), eventually losing sight of Mr. Nichols’ sweet spot: examining man’s unerring religious devotion to protection and human emotion.
A new trailer has been released for Midnight Special, the sci-fi thriller from Mud and Take Shelter writer and director Jeff Nichols. The new trailer is titled “Jeff Nichols – A Benevolent Feeling,” and it’s short but unique, as instead of just showing footage and critical praise as many trailers do, it also includes quotes from Nichols sharing personal thoughts from his own life that inspired the film’s story.
The movie tells the story of a father going on the run with his son to protect the boy, who has special powers. It stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, and Paul Sparks.
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Jeff Nichols‘ Midnight Special starring Michael Shannon, as a father who protects his son from religious extremists and the U.S. government by constantly staying on the run. In fact, the film reunites Shannon with Nichols, after the two had already worked together on Take Shelter four years ago.
Check out Nichols’ take on the sci-fi genre in the Midnight Special trailer here below.
Actor Michael Shannon, best known for his recurring role on Boardwalk Empire and his Academy Award-nominated supporting performance in Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, and Mud director Jeff Nichols will team-up for an original science-fiction feature produced by Warner Brothers Pictures.
Shannon is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities. This year he stars as mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman and goes full-blown Kryptonian as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Currently you can see Shannon in Nichols’ Mud (read our review here), which marks the actor’s third collaborative effort with the director.