As Emma Watson mentioned in one among A24’s very first movies: “I wanna rob.” The cult-favourite indie distributor’s newest launch Sharper returns to this theme, as Julianne Moore and Sebastian Stan star as mother-and-son scammers with their eyes on billions.
“In the event you’re going to steal, steal quite a bit,” says a rich businessman performed by John Lithgow within the movie’s trailer.
Positive sufficient, he turns into the duo’s newest goal, alongside along with his son (Justice Smith), who he’s involved isn’t able to inherit his throne. He’s not the one one who’s upset of their little one; Moore’s character encourages Stan’s to cease messing round with petit larceny and pursue some larger hauls. (Hey, what mum or dad doesn’t need their child to be bold?)
Weaving collectively each the gritty and glamorous sides of New York Metropolis, Sharper’s characters quickly discover themselves in “a excessive stakes recreation of ambition, greed, lust and jealousy,” per the official synopsis. Talking to Individuals, director Benjamin Caron says that the movie “is impressed by a protracted line of nice movies that like to hold audiences guessing up till the top, together with The Ordinary Suspects, Home Of Video games, Klute, Drive, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Shade Of Cash, The Sting, and extra.”
Each Moore and Stan have entered their A24 eras, with the previous starring in Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut When You End Saving The World, out subsequent week, and the latter having lately wrapped A Completely different Man. Sharper additionally co-stars The Tender Bar’s Briana Middleton.
Caron is a veteran UK TV director with credit on exhibits corresponding to The Crown, Sherlock, My Mad Fats Diary, and Skins. Most lately, he labored on the Star Wars collection Andor, together with the primary season’s thrilling closing two episodes.
Sharper will receive a limited release in theaters on February 10 before arriving on Apple TV+ on February 17.