Writer – director Sean Baker’s films are rightly gaining a following with his 2017 film ‘The Florida Project’ earning Willem Dafoe a Best Actor Oscar nomination. His follow film is now has fans expetabtly looking forward to it with the arrival of the Red Rocket trailer. Already tagged as being ‘audacious’ Red Rocket stars Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance in a darkly funny, raw and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.
Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop. He falls right back into his old habits.
As well as Simon Rex the film co-stars Suzanna Son & Bree Elrod
Red Rocket opens in UK cinemas on 11th March 2022
Here’s the Red Rocket trailer…..