The film’s premise follows former friends Cliff (McNairy), a travel salesman struggling to make ends meet, and Ricky (Harington), a wealthy illegal arms dealer who accidentally bump into each other. Hoping to make some quick money to alleviate his money problems, Cliff agrees to partner with the volatile Ricky on a risky job for John (Lucas), and an American cartel leader expanding supplies of drugs and guns across the border.
Reluctantly, Cliff agrees to modify his multi-vehicle vehicle to carry drugs across the border, but things soon turn ugly when a seemingly simple exchange goes awry. Caught in a violent battle with a rival cartel, Cliff is forced to face the harsh reality of his new life.
This film was written by David Ebeltoft, from a story co-written by Blackhurst and Ebeltoft, while Noah Lang, Mark Fasano and Bernard Kira were producers.
Blackhurst expanded a little more on the film and also expressed his gratitude to Harington and the rest of the cast for their dedication to that project.
“While Blood For Dust is a story born of the realities of our times, it is also a throbbing thriller about family, pain, greed, mobile defibrillators, the American dream and its contradictions in it, “Blackhurst said in a statement.
“I’m so grateful to be in the trenches with Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington and Josh Lucas – all of them fathers, like myself, working to care for our families while anxiously wondering what the future holds for us.” this parable of America. ”
In addition to starring (and winning an Emmy nomination for) Game of ThronesHarington recently appeared in Wonderful‘s Lordswhile McNairy appeared in Argo, Gone Girl and Narcissuses: Mexico. Lucas’ credits are included Sweet Home Alabama, Undertow and Ford v Ferrari.
Blood For Dust has no release date yet.
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