So, what would happen if someone started posting everyone’s secrets online?
Well, according to upcoming dark comedy-thriller Assassination Nation, everyone would lose their freakin’ minds. “Death,” “blood,” “homophobia,” and “torture” are among the many “trigger warnings” on display in the first red band trailer to arrive for the film, the sophomore effort for writer-director Sam Levinson (son of Rain Man filmmaker Barry Levinson).
It certainly looks like a film that wants to provoke emotions in this hyper-sensitive era, which is all well and good, although we’ll see how it fares as an overall film. Early reviews from Sundance came in quite mixed, although that’s where NEON an Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo – via their production company AGBO – were keen enough to acquire it for $10 million. Fingers crossed then.
Assassination Nation, starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Bella Thorne, Bill Skarsgård, Cody Christian, Joel McHale, Maude Apatow, Colman Domingo and Anika Noni Rose, will be hitting US cinemas on September 21.
Official synopsis for Assassination Nation:
High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they’ll live through the night.