This week Alchemy released a new trailer and poster for it’s upcoming film THE RUNNER. Marking Austin Stark‘s directorial debut, who also wrote the script, the film stars Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (LEAVING LAS VEGAS), Golden Globe® and Emmy® award nominee Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Connie Nielsen (GLADIATOR), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Golden Globe® winner Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).
While we have seen Cage in some larger than life roles, his last few projects, outside of KICK-ASS, have left fans less than satisfied. In THE RUNNER Cage takes on the role of an idealistic and imperfect New Orleans politician in the wake of the BP oil spill. Soon his personal life becomes as contaminated as the waters around him when a sex scandal rocks world.
The political drama clearly draws from recent historical events which will bring viewers in on it’s own, add names like Cage, Ford and Paulson and the film could do quite well at the box office.
The first trailer introduces us to Cage as Louisiana Congressman Colin Price who tries to take on the oil lobby after seeing how the spill has affected his hometown. As the trailer shows us one mistake may cost him everything when his affair is caught on camera.
From the looks of this first trailer Cage gives a powerful performance along with his co-stars Connie Connie Nielsen and Wendell Pierce. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know if you are excited for THE RUNNER.