2021 is set to be a very big year for Academy Award winner and Hollywood megastar Matt Damon. Not only is his epic medieval revenge film, The Last Duel, from director Ridley Scott, which is set to premiere this year, but he’s also joined New Zealand director Taika Waititi for the much anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder.
But Damon has also applied his energy to the intense dramatic drama film Stillwater, and this story of an ordinary man who is willing to do anything to rescue his family is sure to strike a chord with audiences.
Watch the brand new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Bill Baker (Matt Damon), an oil worker in Stillwater, Oklahoma, learns that his estranged daughter Allison (Abigail Breslin), while studying for a year in Marseille, has been arrested pending trial and charged with murdering her lesbian girlfriend. He travels there to visit her in prison and discovers that she has all but exhausted her legal options. He moves permanently to France and struggles to clear her name, contending with the language barrier, cultural differences, and a complex and unfamiliar legal system based on the 1994 Code Pénal. He is aided by a French woman, Virginie (Camille Cottin), and her 8-year-old daughter. As the pressure mounts, he must decide just how far he’s willing to go.
Damon dives headfirst into this heavy role, which finds him as everyman character Bill Baker, an oil worker who is searching for a desperate way to clear his daughter Allison’s name from a crime she did not commit. With time running and nowhere to turn to, Baker is ready to do anything and everything at his disposal to clear his daughter’s name and this film is sure to be a tense watch for audiences.
Stillwater is set to arrive in cinemas on July 29.