Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming film The Devil All the Time, starring Tom Holland as a young southern man surrounded by corrupted individuals in his post World War II rural Ohio neighborhood. The Devil All the Time marks Holland’s first live-action role since 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and is unlike any film we’ve seen the young actor star in thus far.
Directed by Antonio Campos (Simon Killer), the story follows Arvin Russell (Holland) as a young man who lost both his parents (Bill Skarsgård and Haley Bennett) to various circumstances as a child. Feeling alone as an orphan most of his life, Arvin realizes he’s surrounded by a variety of unsavory people, including a devilish preacher (Robert Pattison), a scheming couple (Riley Keough/ Jason Clarke), and a corrupt sheriff (Sebastian Stan). As Arvin comes to age during the 60s during unsettling times, he begins to sink deeper into the sort of corruption he hates as he confronts these distasteful characters.
Campos adapted The Devil All the Time alongside his brother Paulo Campos, from author Donald Ray Pollock‘s 2011 novel of the same name. “It was a hard book to adapt also because there was so much that we loved,” Campos told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. “I’m a big fan of southern gothic and noir and this was a perfect marriage of the two. 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!”
Check out the first Devil All the Time trailer above, then look for it to debut on Netflix on September 16.
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