1981 was the most violent year on record in New York City, but for one couple moving up the ladder and trying to live the American Dream, that would have been the least of their worries. A brand new trailer for J.C. Chandor‘s "A Most Violent Year," starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, has arrived, and it looks rock-solid.
Beautifully set to Marvin Gaye‘s "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," the story follows an immigrant working his way to the top while trying to dodge corruption and attacks on his business from all sides. But it seems even he can’t avoid the moral plague that has set upon the city, while the woman by his side makes her own maneuvers to stay ahead of the game. Here’s the official synopsis:
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.
J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right.
Co-starring David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks, "A Most Violent Year" arrives on December 31st. Watch below.