Netflix, keep taking our money.
The streaming giant has released the trailer for The Devil All the Time, a star-studded adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning 2011 novel of the same name. The story is set in and around the town of Knockemstiff (yep), Ohio, and spans from WWII to the Vietnam War. The plot revolves around a young man, Arvin Russell (Tom Holland), as he takes on various forces threatening his family. Among the characters converging are an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson) and a crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan).
It’s very promising. The nicely crafted trailer suggests one very dark, ultra-moody work, made all the more enticing with a fantastic cast that also includes Bill Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, Mia Wasikowska, and Haley Bennett, among others. This is the fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos, whose previous credits have been solid and assured films, although removed from the mainstream – Afterschool, Simon Killer and Christine. This one could certainly garner him more attention.
The Devil All the Time will be streaming on Netflix from September 16.
Official synopsis for The Devil All the Time:
In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos’ The Devil All the Time renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted. Co-starring Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling, Haley Bennett, and Pokey Lafarge, this suspenseful, finely-woven tale is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel.