“Mojave” had a lot of promise on paper. The film is the sophomore directing effort for screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed,” “The Gambler”), who managed to land two actors firmly on the rise with Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund to star. Unfortunately, the movie premiered without much fanfare earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was met with middling response (here’s our review), and now it’s coming to cinemas in about a month, but to little fanfare.
Co-starring Louise Bourgoin and Walton Goggins, the thriller follows a suicidal artist and a drifter who cross paths in the desert. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this intense classical thriller, from an original screenplay by Oscar-winning writer William Monahan (The Departed), a violent artist Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) has an ominous encounter in the desert with a homicidal, chameleon-like drifter Jack, (Oscar Isaac). Jack follows Thomas back to his privileged L.A. home life, holding a dark secret over his head as he attempts to infiltrate and destroy his seemingly-perfect life. Thomas must come to terms with his own insecurities and self-doubt to protect himself and his family, and go head-to-head with his nemesis in a riveting two-man clash that plays out in exciting and unexpected ways.
“Mojave” hits DirecTV on December 3rd and opens in limited release in January. Watch the trailer below.
First, Dec. 25 sees the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Goggins-featuring The Hateful Eight and then, from Jan. 8, fans of the actor will be able to see the Justified cast member in another Wild West tale, Diablo, which is being released to theaters and on VOD.
Diablo stars Scott Eastwood as a young Civil War veteran named Jackson who wakes up to find his wife kidnapped by a band of ruthless bandits. Directed by Lawrence Roeck, the movie also features Camilla Belle, Adam Beach, Joaquim De Almeida, and Lethal Weapon legend Danny Glover.
You can exclusively see the trailer for Diablo, above.
In select theaters on Christmas Day & everywhere on January 8th, 2016
The Hateful Eight will be in select Theaters on Christmas Day & everywhere On January 8th, 2016!
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…