Lionsgate has released the trailer for upcoming thriller-drama Semper Fi, led by Aussie export Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) and Nat Wolff (Hereditary).
The film tells of what unfolds when reckless young man Oyster (Wolff), younger brother of by-the-books cop Cal (Courtney), kills a guy in a bar bathroom scuffle. Oyster is arrested and given an unfair sentence, leaving Cal with what he believes is the only option: break his brother out of prison. “Semper Fi” is the Latin phrase used by the US Marin Corps and means “always loyal” or “always faithful.”
Henry Alex Rubin (Disconnect, Murderball) directs and co-writes this picture, which also stars Finn Wittrock, Beau Knapp, Arturo Castro and Leighton Meester. The trailer is quite good, making this look like a potentially solid drama with good performances and a tense narrative. The film may be one worth tracking down since it isn’t getting a wide release.
In the US Semper Fi will be hitting limited cinemas, On Demand and Digital on October 4.
Official synopsis for Semper Fi:
Cal (Jai Courtney) is a by-the-book police officer who, along with his close-knit group of childhood friends, makes ends meet as a Marine Corps reservist. When Cal’s reckless younger half-brother, Oyster, is arrested after a bar fight and given an unfair prison sentence, Cal – driven by his loyalty to family and fierce code of honor – fights for Oyster (Nat Wolff) in this gripping tale of brotherhood and sacrifice.