Frank Perry (the award-winning Brian Cox) is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He’s never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he’ll do the time. Until now. He receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. Frank knows that he must see her and to do that he’ll have to escape. But he can’t do it alone. A motley crew of younger associates is assembled to enact his plan: Lenny Drake (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE’s Joseph Fiennes), Brodie (Liam Cunningham from HUNGER), and Viv Baptista (renowned Brazilian musician Seu Jorge, also known for his role in THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU). As they prepare to break out Frank’s focus is distracted by the arrival of a young con James Lacey (Dominic Cooper from MAMMA MIA and THE DUCHESS) – a reminder of days long gone. As the new kid on the block Lacey also attracts the sadistic attention of Tony (LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS’ Steven Macintosh), the drug addict brother of wing king Rizza (Damian Lewis BAND OF BROTHERS). Personality conflicts put the escape in jeopardy and Frank is forced to find the energy and courage of the man he once was.
There’s nothing like a good prison break movie, amiright? On next March 31st The Escapist will be playing a special advance screening in Manhattan.
We’ve got ten tickets to give away! To win one shoot me an email at alex at creature-corner dot com with ESCAPIST in the subject line and include your full name, as you’ll have to pick the tickets up at the box office before the screening.
The Escapist opens April 3rd in NY & LA, and will be available on-demand via IFC VOD outlets April 1st. Check out the official site for more info and the great trailer.