Writer/director Bart Freundlich’s (Trust the Man, The Myth of Fingerprints) new dramatic film Wolves has just released a new trailer. The film centers on a high school basketball star and his dysfunctional family and stars Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), Taylor John Smith (Insidious: Chapter 3), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Chris Bauer (True Blood), and John Douglas Thompson (A Most Violent Year). IFC Films will release Wolves in theaters and On Demand on March 3, 2017.
The Plot: From the famous courts of West 4th Street, to the tenements over looking the bridges of the lower east side, Wolves paints an original, diverse, and emotional portrait of a boy becoming a man in New York City. 18-year-old, Anthony Keller is a high school basketball star. Now in his senior year he is being recruited by Cornell University, a dream come true. Called “Saint” by everyone at his school (St. Anthony’s), he does his best to live up to his name. He is captain of his team, a good student, has a long time girlfriend and some good friends. But the ease with which he moves through his life is a facade. At home, Anthony struggles with his troubled Father, Lee Keller, (Shannon) and his gambling addiction. Anthony’s Mother, Jenny, (Gugino) has made it her mission to keep the family afloat but has done so only with great emotional and financial sacrifice.
As Anthony approaches the end of his senior year and the city finals, he is faced with adversity from all sides, and the stakes are high. He must find his own definition of what it means to be a man, both on and off the court, and in doing so he is confronted with the decision of a lifetime.
Watch the Wolves trailer: