The response to ‘Hell or High Water,’ a new modern-drama starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, has been fantastic. The film has an amazing approval rating on sites like ‘Rotten Tomatoes,’ where it stood at 98% Fresh at the time this article was written. The project has been a runaway hit for CBS Films and Lionsgate, so much so, that the studio has decided to expand the release of the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is your best chance, as Lionsgate is expanding the film’s reach to over 900 theaters across the country.
The film also features Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon and Margaret Bowman, and was directed by David Mackenzie. “Hell or High Water,” which was written by Taylor Sheridan, is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition. The film follows a divorced dad and his ex-con brother as they hatch a scheme to save their family’s farm.
“Hell Or High Water” is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
The studio teases the film stating, “A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from undertheir feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.”
You can watch the official trailer below.
If you’re not sure if the film is coming to your area, you can find showtimes through the film’s official site here.