While film festival favorites like Birdman and Inherent Vice are gathering all the buzz, J.C. Chandor’s upcoming crime film A Most Violent Year has been quietly biding its time until a release date was announced. A24 has assembled a fantastic group of 2014 releases with Under the Skin, Enemy, and The Rover all piling up positive critic reviews and this film looks like it will round out a most excellent year for the relatively new company.
A Most Violent Year stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, two of the hottest actors around right now, and a throwback story that recalls Sidney Lumet in his absolute prime.
“Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A Most Violent Year is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
A Most Violent Year goes into limited release December 31st, and expands into wide release throughout January 2015.