The first trailer has been released for The Duel, an upcoming western-thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson.
The film sees Hemsworth playing a Texas Ranger sent to a small town to investigate a preacher (Harrelson) who may be responsible for a series of murders. Of course, it doesn’t take long for everything to hit the fan.
The trailer below shows off a competently made if overly familiar thriller, but it could certainly benefit from what looks like a fun performance by Harrelson. Hemswoth hasn’t really had strong, dramatic roles, and we’re not too sure this will be one either. That’s not to suggest his career is hurting; after all, Independence Day: Resurgence is on the way.
Aussie actor and director Kieran Darcy-Smith is behind this one, marking his sophomore directorial feature after 2012’s Wish You Were Here. Triple 9 scribe Matt Cook has penned the screenplay.
The Duel, also starring Emory Cohen, William Hurt, and Alice Braga, will hit U.S. cinemas and On Demand on June 24.
Synopsis for The Duel:
THE DUEL stars Liam Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.