Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-Winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”, “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek”, “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“ To Yuma”, “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger”, “Twilight”), “Hell Or High Water” is directed by David Mackenzie (“Young Adam”, “Starred Up”) and written by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”), produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
A story about the collision of the old and new West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.
“I immediately fell in love with the opportunities the script had.
I’d spent a bit of time in west Texas before and so was familiar with the vibe and knew I wanted to make a film in that world,” he says.
The Academy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow morning.