A red band trailer for Millenium Pictures’ romantic thriller “Charlie Countryman” (originally titled “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”) has been released. The forthcoming indie flick marks the feature debut of commercials Fredrik Bond and stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Til Schweiger, Melissa Leo and Mads Mikkelsen.
“Charlie Countryman” follows Charlie (LaBeouf), a young man who travels to Eastern Europe after his late mother appears to him in a vision telling him to visit Bucharest. Whilst traveling on the plane, a stranger sitting next to Charlie quietly dies. It is through the old man’s death that Charlie meets and falls for his daughter, a Hungarian musician named Gabi (Wood). Although sparks fly between the young pair, Charlie will have to win her over her villainous older estranged husband Nigel (Mikkelsen). Charlie accepts the challenge and finds himself engulfed in the dangerous Romanian underworld.
While LaBeouf and Wood take on the romantic leads, a supporting character that is certain to steal scenes is fellow ex-child star Rupert Grint, who plays one of the colourful characters that Charlie encounters in Bucharest. The former “Harry Potter” star is set to shed his Ronald Weasley image in his role as Karl, a drug-taking English tourist who seeks to fulfill his dreams of becoming a porn star named Boris Pecker. Yes, you read that correctly.
The new trailer itself is not significantly different from the first one released earlier last month. However, it does push the envelope a lot more with extra nudity, violence and drug use. Despite the themes that may push some viewers away, it still appears to be a visually interesting and unique film that may bring out some exciting performances from its rising young trio of stars.
“Charlie Countryman” is scheduled for a November 8 release date in the U.K., followed by the U.S. on the 15th. Check out the latest trailer below!