The world of cinema is no stranger to gritty narratives set against the backdrop of crime-ridden streets. The latest addition to this list is the anticipated “Finestkind”, flaunting an ensemble cast with the likes of Tommy Lee Jones at the helm. Deadline has just unveiled the first look of this film, heightening anticipation ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival screening.
Not Just Another Crime Drama
Penned and directed by Brian Helgeland, the name behind critically acclaimed films such as “Mystic River” and “L.A. Confidential”, “Finestkind” promises to be a powerhouse of a film. The narrative unfolds around two estranged brothers, portrayed by Toby Wallace and Ben Foster, rekindling their bond over a tumultuous summer. Their tale takes a darker turn as they find themselves at odds with a menacing Boston gang. Jenna Ortega’s character finds herself trapped in this quagmire, caught amidst the tension between the warring factions.
Ortega, popularly recognized for her role in Netflix’s “Wednesday”, showcases a distinctively gritty demeanor in “Finestkind”. The initial images released capture moments from the film, each hinting at the impending doom. Ortega’s interactions with Wallace’s character, Charlie, especially stand out. The palpable tension and drama of the storyline are further accentuated by the realistic portrayal of Boston’s challenging terrains.
Tommy Lee Jones, in what appears to be a compelling performance, dons the role of the brothers’ father. The images released also shed light on his interactions with co-star Lolita Davidovich, who plays Donna.
A Glimpse into “Finestkind”
While the film is set to grace the Paramount+ screens this coming November, today, cinephiles at the Toronto International Film Festival will get the first taste of this gripping narrative. For those waiting with bated breath for the film’s digital premiere, these newly released images provide a tantalizing teaser of what’s to come.
Mark Your Calendars!
Though an exact date remains elusive, viewers can expect to dive into the world of “Finestkind” on Paramount+ this November. Until then, the buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival screening and the tantalizing images will keep fans engaged and waiting in anticipation.