Jack O’Connell has been generating a lot of buzz thanks in large part to his riveting work in the film Starred Up. His next role finds him playing a young British soldier who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape. Have a look at the trailer and poster below.
A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Directed by Yann Demange, the film stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, and Paul Anderson. ’71 is slated for release in the UK this Fall on October 10th, 2014. No word yet on a US release date.