Check out the trailer that’s been released for ARKANSAS, a comedic thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of actor Clark Duke (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine), who also co-stars.
The film has Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth playing a guy who, along with his bud Swin (Duke), runs drugs for a kingpin (Vince Vaughn) they’ve never met. A series of bad decisions – including Swin entering a relationship against orders and Kyle looking into who Frog really is – lead the pair to be directly in their boss’s sights.
It’s a bit of a plodding trailer for what could be a decent dark-comedy thriller. Take a look below. The cast includes John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Eden Brolin.
In the U.S. Arkansas hits select cinemas on May 1st, the same day it hits Amazon, Apple and On Demand.
Official synopsis for Arkansas:
In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire. Based on John Brandon’s best-selling book of the same name, ARKANSAS weaves together three decades of Deep South drug trafficking to explore the cycle of violence that turns young men into criminals, and old men into legends.