One film with a ton of all-around talent that you haven't heard much about is Mojave, the thriller written and directed by The Departed's William Monahan. Despite a cast led by Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Mark Wahlberg, with an early promise of a Cormac McCarthy-style crime tale, the film received mediocre-to-poor reviews since debuting at Tribeca. And now as it prepares for a run on DirecTV next month, not exactly a good sign, the first trailer for the film has been released.
Here's the official synopsis for what sounds like it should be an intense two-man showdown:
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.
The trailer doesn't give away any obvious problems, but the silence on this one is deafening. Mojave hits DirecTV tomorrow, December 3rd.