One of the more exciting and unconventional leading men to emerge in recent years is Rami Malek. The actor’s been a familiar face for a while — first popping up in “Night At The Museum” over 10 years ago — and turned heads with small roles in films like “The Master,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and “Short Term 12” about five years back, but he became an unexpected star with the success of USA’s drama “Mr. Robot,” which centers on a brilliant performance by him.
He’s got some high-profile big-screen leading roles coming up, including the “Papillon” remake with Charlie Hunnam, and Bryan Singer’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 2018, but you’ve got a chance to check out his skills in theaters this weekend with Sarah Adina Smith’s indie thriller “Buster’s Mal Heart,” and we’re proud to debut an exclusive clip from the film below.
Having screened at TIFF, AFI Fest and Tribeca, “Buster’s Mal Heart,” which also stars DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lin Shaye and Toby Huss, will bow in theaters this Friday, April 28th. Check out the clip, with the official synopsis, below.
In this bold thriller peppered with dark humor and interlocking mystery, an eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname “Buster” — to rant about the impending Inversion at the turn of the millennium, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man.
Buster (Rami Malek) was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his psyche and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil) — until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) changed the course of their lives forever. As the solitary present-day Buster drifts from house to house, eluding the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both, in this visceral mind bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside-down.