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Banderas encounters his own Misery scenario in this Black Butterfly trailer

03.21.2017

Offering charity to strangers is indeed a noble character trait, though I would urge you to always exercise caution when choosing to invite a person off the street into your home. To put it bluntly, there's just too much that can go wrong. While some people might genuinely need a little push to get their lives back on track, others will lie, cheat and steal if they see an opportunity to gain a foothold on their situation. It's survival, but it's also dangerous for all parties involved. Kindness is a wonderful thing, just be sure to remain vigilant at all times when dealing with the unknown. 

One character who's about to discover exactly what I'm talking about is Antonio Banderas' Paul in Brian Goodman's thriller BLACK BUTTERFLY. Here's the official synopsis for the film:

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay - and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.

You can check out the official trailer below:

I don't know about you, but this trailer footage has me eyeing this film as an alternate and more elaborate version of Stephen King's MISERY. For me, that makes BLACK BUTTERFLY intriguing, though that's not to say that it won't stand on its own merits as well. The whole presentation is very intense, and it looks as if things will get a lot worse for Paul and Laura (Piper Perabo) before they get any better. I wonder how long it will take for Paul to snap, or before his survival instincts cause him to do the unthinkable in the face of so much danger and insanity? We'll just have to wait until this remake of the French thriller PAPILLION NOIR hits theaters on May 26, 2017 to find out.

Extra Tidbit: Antonio Banderas owns 50% of a winery in Villalba de Duero, Burgos, Spain, called Anta Banderas, which produces red and rosť wines.
Source: Lionsgate

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