‘Wolves’ Trailer: Michael Shannon has a Gambling Problem

Coming-Of-Age Basketball Drama

IFC has released a new trailer for Bart Freundlich‘s coming-of-age basketball drama Wolves, starring Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, and Taylor John Smith and which is centered on a high school jock who must step out of his troubled father’s shadow in order to achieve his dreams of playing college ball.

Wolves premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and will open in theaters and On Demand on March 3, 2017. Check out a trailer for the film that also stars “Atlanta”‘s Zazie Beetz.

Coming-Of-Age Basketball Drama

From the famous courts of West 4th Street, to the tenements over looking the bridges of the lower east side, Wolves paints an original, diverse, and emotional portrait of a boy becoming a man in New York City.

18-year-old, Anthony Keller is a high school basketball star. Now in his senior year he is being recruited by Cornell University, a dream come true. Called “Saint” by everyone at his school (St. Anthony’s), he does his best to live up to his name. He is captain of his team, a good student, has a long time girlfriend and some good friends. But the ease with which he moves through his life is a facade. At home, Anthony struggles with his troubled Father, Lee Keller, (Michael Shannon) and his gambling addiction. Anthony’s Mother, Jenny, (Carla Gugino) has made it her mission to keep the family afloat but has done so only with great emotional and financial sacrifice. As Anthony approaches the end of his senior year and the city finals, he is faced with adversity from all sides, and the stakes are high. He must find his own definition of what it means to be a man, both on and off the court, and in doing so he is confronted with the decision of a lifetime.

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