First SON OF A GUN Trailer with Ewan McGregor, Brendon Thwaites

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eOne has debuted the first trailer for Julius Avery’s directorial debut film, Son of a Gun with Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites as partners in crime.

McGregor is not the first actor that comes to mind for the role of the country’s most notorious criminal, but judging by the trailer he actually did a pretty good job and it will be nice to see him go dark this time around.

Thwaites (Maleficent, The Signal, The Giver) portrays a young thief JR who gets taken under the wing of Australia’s veteran criminal Brendan Lynch (McGregor). Together they plot a pretty major gold heist. However, a lot of cops and bad guys are the huge problem. Thwaites as a badass is also something entirely new.

A Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, and Tom Budge also star.

Son of a Gun opens in Australia on October 16th, and A24 have yet to set a U.S. release date.

Check out the film’s first trailer below:

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR (Thwaites) quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia’s most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch (McGregor). But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch’s freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he’s invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

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