For the film that critics are calling a, “…crisp cold thriller…” produced by Sam Mendes, we’ve got the first enticing, spooky new trailer. Blood is the second offering from director Nick Murphy, who last led the well-received The Awakening, with Rebecca Hall.
This film won’t receive a theatrical run on our shores for a while, but don’t let that discourage you from checking this one out. With a cast that’s led by (the supremely underused) Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham and Brian Cox, a stone-cold British crime thriller is just what you might like to watch on a dark and rainy night.
When police discover a young girl brutally murdered, brothers Joe Fairburns (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburns join their supervisor Robert (Mark Strong) to investigate main suspect Jason Buliegh, a local sex offender and social outcast.
Forced to release Jason from police custody, the Fairburns take matters into their own hands in an attempt to coerce a confession. All the while, Joe and Chrissie’s father Lenny Fairburns (Brian Cox), the former chief of police, remains in the car, a quiet spectator to the fatal tragedy that begins to tear his sons apart. Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as Joe spirals into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past.