99 Homes out of this year’s award season
Broad Green Pictures has acquired distribution rights for 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, and has set a release plan for the film for Spring 2015. This means the real-estate drama, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, will have to take a shot at next year’s awards race for the performances of Garfield and Shannon.
Garfield is playing construction worker Nash who is evicted from his home by charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker Carver (Shannon) and forced to move his mom (Laura Dern) and young son into a shabby motel. Carver seduces Nash into a risky world of stealing from banks and the government. Nash makes big money, but there’s a cost. On Carver’s orders, Nash must evict honest families from their homes — just as it happened to him — and will have to choose between destroying an honest man for the ultimate win or going against Carver and finding redemption.