Update: Two new Henry's Crime trailer online
The previous trailer for Henry's Crime wasn't that great to be honest, whatever the reason for it, but this new trailer is a lot better and has some nice moments in it. I'm particularly surprised by the car accident at the start and took a double take at it.
The film sees a man go to jail for a crime he didn't commit, and when he comes out and his life is ruined he decides to commit the crime anyway.
I like the set-up, it's a nice little story and doesn't seem too grand or overstretching, keeping the character base small and working on some interesting relationships.
There's the man our hero met in prison, a real bank robber played by James Caan, the woman he has to seduce, played by Vera Farmiga, and then there's the theatre where a forgotten tunnel leads right under the bank, a tunnel everyone seems to have forgotten about, a theatre where a play just happens to be looking for a cast.
While Keanu Reeves might usually turn me off to the film, he can deliver some surprising performances away from science fiction, and so far this is looking like it might be one of them, plus Farmiga and Caan are great talents.
Here's the blurb for the film:
Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose; a man sleepwalking his way through life.
He gets his wakeup call early one morning when he becomes an unwitting participant in an ill-conceived bank heist. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, Henry takes the fall and goes to jail. There, he meets the irrepressible Max , a con man who's grown far too comfortable with the familiarity and security of his 'idyllic' life behind bars, but one who also helps plant an idea in Henry's mind which will change his life forever: for a man to find his purpose, he must first have a dream.
Upon his release one year later, Henry finds his purpose. Having done the time, he decides he may as well do the crime. Discovering a long forgotten bootlegger's tunnel which runs from the very same bank to a theater across the alleyway, he convinces the reluctant Max to file for his long overdue parole -- and then recruits his former cellmate to help stage a robbery.
Their plan is simple: by infiltrating the theater and its current production of Chekhov's, The Cherry Orchard, the unlikely duo will buy just enough time to dig their way to the adjacent bank vault and drive off with their loot. Unfortunately that plan also includes Henry taking the lead role in the play, where he finds himself slowly falling for the production's mercurial leading lady, Julie.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers. Don't watch the annoying auto-play trailer that doesn't buffer, roll your cursor over the HD button and select a high-definition trailer instead.
I think this could turn out to be a little bit of a surprise, I'm certainly hoping so after that trailer.
Update: Here's a new trailer for Henry's Crime. There's a little more footage and story explanation, and it's looking pretty cool to boot.