While not exactly our most anticipated film at this year’s South by Southwest, The Trust is certainly one of the most curious of the bunch. Directed by up and comers Ben Brewer and Alex Brewer, the dramatic comedy works with one of the weirdest casts in recent memory: Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, alt pop star Sky Ferreira, and legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. It’s the type of inspired casting that makes you go, “Oh fuck, just roll with it.”
Cage and Wood respectively play Stone and Waters, two loser cops out of Las Vegas, who are relegated to the forgotten confines of the department’s evidence room. Things take a turn, as expected, when Stone stumbles upon an unusually high bail receipt in connection to a drug bust. Naturally, their inner Sherlock starts heating up and they set off to find the source of the money, namely for themselves.
Catch the trailer below.
The film will receive# its world premiere this weekend at South by Southwest, and will pop up exclusively on DirecTV on April 14th. A theatrical and wider On-Demand release will follows on May 13th.