‘Burn Country’ Trailer: Sinister Drama Starring Dominic Rains & Melissa Leo

Starring Dominic Rains & James Franco

The first trailer for an indie drama titled Burn Country, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival under the name The Fixer has landed.

Iranian actor Dominic Rains, who won the Best Actor prize at Tribeca, stars as a fixer for western reporters in Afghanistan who comes to the US and begins work for a small newspaper. Melissa Leo co-stars as the local cop who is in charge of a murder investigation, James Franco is the unstable hot tub craftsman with Rachel Brosnahan, Tim Kniffin, James Oliver Wheatley, and Thomas Jay Ryan rounding out the cast.

The film, directed by documentarian Ian Olds, opens in theaters and hits VOD on December 9th. Here’s the first official trailer and poster for the insidious thriller Burn Country.

Starring Dominic Rains & James Franco

A beautiful landscape and ruined people – a reason why one should despise war and hard living in backcountry.

Starring Dominic Rains & Melissa Leo

In BURN COUNTRY, Osman (Dominic Rains) leaves behind his life as a fixer for Western journalists reporting on the war in Afghanistan. He lands in a small bohemian town in Northern California, living on the couch of his friend’s mother (Melissa Leo) and working as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless and eager to penetrate the mysteries of his new home, he strikes out on his own, befriending the unstable hot tub craftsman Lindsay (James Franco) and an elusive local actress Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan). But when Lindsay goes missing under troubling circumstances and Osman goes after him, he is drawn deep into the backwoods of this small town. As things take a dangerous turn and an unfamiliar form of violence ignites around him, Osman is forced to confront the increasingly untenable reality of his new life.