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SLOW WEST Trailer Stars Michael Fassbender as an Outlaw on the Run

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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A24 Films and DirecTV have released the first Slow West trailer for writer/directorJohn Maclean’s feature directorial debut. The Western stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as an immigrant traversing the American frontier in search for the woman he loves. During his travels, he stumbles across a mysterious badass played by Michael Fassbender, and the two find themselves on the run from a gang of outlaws.

This trailer does a nice job of conveying the film’s tone (it’s not straight drama, but it’s not obviously comedic either), but it does veer close to spoiling some of the movie’s twists and turns. At the end of the day, though, this is a dark comedy Western starring Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn—that’s reason enough to buy a ticket right there, and it really looks like this film is much worth the price of admission.

Watch the first Slow West trailer below, or click over to Apple to watch in HD. The film also stars Caren Pistorious and Rory McCann. Slow West will be released in theaters and on iTunes on May 15th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Slow West:

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

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