Ramin Bahrani, you had me at Andrew Garfield, and now you throw Michael Shannon into the mix too? This pretty much guarantees I will be watching “99 Homes,” as THR reports the cast just got doubly impressive.
Garfield is attached to the role of a man who loses his house to foreclosure in this dire economic climate. Eventually he finds a job with the manipulative broker (Shannon) who took his home, foreclosing on other families and eventually helping his new employer embezzle money from the government. As his financial woes disappear, his conscience rears its ugly head, as it tends to do at inopportune times.
Shannon seems like the ideal choice for such a smarmy role, having played that creepy guy in movies like “Take Shelter”, “Mud” and “The Iceman.” “Man of Steel”‘s General Zod has also committed to a third collaboration with Jeff Nichols in sci-fi chase thriller “Midnight Special” with Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst, and recently wrapped futuristic drama “The Young Ones,” with young ones Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elle Fanning.