Netflix has finally released the first trailer for the gritty thriller The Devil All the Time that is sure to pique your interest.
The film, which is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s book of the same name, is directed by Antonio Campos; “It’s a multi-strand narrative set between the end of World War II and the beginning of America’s involvement in Vietnam in which a motley group of characters’ lives all intersect,” says the director. It stars Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Harry Melling, and Pokey LaFarge.
Watch the trailer below:
In the trailer we get the briefest introductions to most of the characters with the primary focus on Arvin Eugene Russell, Tom Holland’s character, who is an orphaned young man living with his aunt and uncle in Ohio. We see glimpses of his father fighting in a war as well as the husband and wife serial killer duo luring a young woman to have to picture taken. We also see the radical preacher played by Robert Pattinson come into the town and start to stir up trouble. Arvin who seems to be a good man also has a violent streak in him following in the footsteps of his father.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Campos talked about adapting the novel to film. “It was a hard book to adapt also because there was so much that we loved. I’m a big fan of southern gothic and noir and this was a perfect marriage of the two,” he said. “Sometimes you might be adapting a piece and you think like, well, there is a seed of a good idea here and I’ll just throw everything away and start from scratch. In this case it was like, we love everything!”
The Devil All The Time premieres September 16th, only on Netflix.