Control trailer: Kevin Spacey traps a woman in a smart car

A trailer has been released for the thriller Control, starring Kevin Spacey as someone who traps a government official in a smart car

A couple weeks ago, Kevin Spacey’s sex offenses trial ended with the actor being found “not guilty of all nine charges related to sexual misconduct, including seven of sexual assault.” So now Cupsogue Pictures has gone ahead and unveiled a trailer for the upcoming low budget thriller Control, which happens to have Spacey in the cast. You won’t see him in the trailer embedded above, but his voice is quite prominent. According to Variety, Spacey’s performance in the film is entirely vocal.

Spacey’s Control character is a menacing presence who manages to hijack a government official’s smart car in order to exact revenge.

The government official, Home Secretary Stella Simmons, is played by Lauren Metcalfe, who has previously had small roles on Bridgerton and the TV series version of War of the Worlds that starred Gabriel Bryne. Mark Hampton (Liaison) is also in the cast as Prime Minister David Addams.

Control was written and directed by Gene Fallaize, who made his feature directorial debut with the 2017 horror film Cain Hill. Fallaize told Variety, “I don’t regret casting Kevin and I would do it all over again. When we met with Kevin, we said, you know, [the meeting] is for us as much as it is him. And we came away from there feeling nothing but good vibes and positivity and we didn’t get anything bad from him at all. So we said, ‘Okay, let’s go for it.’ It’s a risk but feel it’s a risk worth taking.

Tricoast Worldwide represents the global rights to the film and is currently in negotiations with distributors to secure releases for Control in the UK and the US.

What did you think of the Control trailer? Does this look like a movie you would want to check out? Let us know by leaving a comment below – and let us know what you think of the possibility of a Kevin Spacey comeback. Do you welcome it now that the trial is over, or do you have a negative view of him?

We’ll keep you updated on Control as the movie makes its way out into the world.


Source: Variety

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