Set In New York City During The Summer Of Sam

The Wolf Hour finds Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts in psychological thriller mode. The film is set during the 1977 blackout in NYC as we’re trapped in the apartment of Watts’ character.

The film’s distributors, Brainstorm Media, have released the following trailer ahead of the film’s release:

The official synopsis reads:

“It’s July 1977, and New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June E. Leigh (Naomi Watts), once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother’s South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Visitors, some invited, some unsolicited, arrive one by one, and June must determine whom she can trust and whether she can find a path back to her former self.”

The film had its World Premiere at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. Starring alongside Watts are Emory Cohen, Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeremy Bobb, and Brennan Brown. It is directed and written by Alistair Banks Griffin (Two Gates Of Sleep).

Filmed in New York, the trailer screams of Hitchcock vibes, I’m thinking along the lines of Rear Window. The Wolf Hour will arrive later this year.

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