Jon Bernthal is quickly ascending the mountain of actors who immediately make everything better merely by their presence. Any time he appears, in whatever capacity, Bernthal lights up the screen with a sinister intensity that’s hard to imitate. He’s perfect for The Punisher, and he looks absolutely perfect in this Sweet Virginia trailer.
Sweet Virginia looks like a juicy, blood-soaked bit of pulpy noir storytelling, full of shadowy figures with even more shadowy motivations, gunplay, and gritty dialogue. Check out the trailer:
A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unravelling of this community. Our aged hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator.
Aside from Bernthal and Abbott, whose battle of wits and wills should be a sight to see for genre fans, Imogen Poots and the GREAT Rosemarie DeWitt also star in Sweet Virginia. It will hit VOD on November 17, just in time for you to roll right from The Punisher into this terrific-looking slice of pulp fiction.