First Trailer for UK Prison Drama ‘A Violent Man’ with Craig Fairbrass
“The truth is, Frank, I’m a violent man.” Vertigo Releasing has unveiled an official UK trailer for a British crime drama titled A Violent Man, opening in cinemas in the UK this February. Not to be confused with the other US crime drama also titled A Violent Man. Steve Mackleson is a dangerous prisoner, incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison. He tries to navigate his struggle against redemption, the system, and his inner turmoil when a young black gang member becomes his unlikely new cell mate and a daughter he has never met finally requests to meet her estranged father – face to face. Craig Fairbrass stars as Steve, with a cast including Jason Flemyng, Stephen Odubola as his cell mate, Ross McCall, Ulrich Thomsen, and Zoë Tapper. Reviews say the film is “punctuated by moments of electrifying and ferocious violence, including a couple of truly savage cell face-offs that are shockingly effective.” Get a look.
Steve Mackleson (Craig Fairbrass) is a violent and dangerous prisoner, incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison, and wracked with inner turmoil about his past sins and unquenchable need for carnage. When Marcus (Stephen Odubola) becomes his new cell mate, and a daughter he has never met finally requests a chance to meet her estranged father, Steve must reconsider his nihilistic outlook and brutal outbursts. When Marcus becomes the victim of a revenge attack, Steve steps in to save him and they both become marked men, their sentences set to be cut short, the hard way. A Violent Man, also known as just Ire, is both written and directed by Scottish actor-turned-filmmaker Ross McCall, making his feature directorial debut with this film. It’s produced by Stefan D’Bart, Hester Ruoff, and Bart Ruspoli. This hasn’t premiered at any festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. Vertigo will debut McCall’s A Violent Man in UK cinemas starting February 4th, 2022 this winter. No US release is set yet – stay tuned. Who’s interested?