Netflix has just given us a first look at the star-studded cast for its upcoming film The Devil All The Time. And from the talent on display alone, it is looking like this has the potential to be one of the best films of the year.
With the likes of MCU superhero Tom Holland, seagull-hating lighthouse keeper Robert Pattinson and balloon enthusiast Bill Skarsgård being just a few of the big names set to appear, chances are I won’t be the only person awaiting this movie with giddy excitement. But the cast doesn’t just start and end with these three, thanks to a plethora of other big actors bulking this film up into a sight to behold. With names like Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan and Mia Wasikowska also set to appear, The Devil All The Time is set to burst with the amount of talent available.
From Afterschool director Antonio Campos, The Devil All The Time is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 book of the same name and will follow how people in Southern Ohio have suffered psychologically following World War II. According to an interview with EW, Campos has said the film will have a “multi-strand narrative” set between the end of World War II and “the beginning of America’s involvement in Vietnam.” This should be a great choice for making the most out of such a large and talented cast, giving each a chance to shine as well as being set in a time period not often looked at.
The only thing as impressive as the cast is the range of characters we will get to meet. It will follow a corrupt sheriff, a serial killer couple (Clarke and Keough), a false preacher (Pattinson) and a down on his luck orphan (Holland) – so there’s sure to be at least one character you grow to like or hate.
You might be wondering how this film got Peter Parker lookalike Tom Holland to star in a film so different from his usual arena. Turns out the reason isn’t all that surprising – Holland is a fan of Campos’ work (the actor, not the country). Holland told EW that he “was really eager to work with Antonio because his previous films that I’ve seen are very raw.” And from his work as Spider-Man, we already know Tom can do the American accent.
The Devil All The Time is set to premiere on 16 September 16 on Netflix.
Words by George Bell
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