Netflix’s ‘The Devil All the Time’ Gets a Trailer Ahead of Its September Release
Netflix might be warming up for the awards season with this one.
We have known about Antonio Campos’ The Devil All The Time for a while, mainly because of its star-studded cast, but now we finally have a release date, an official poster and a trailer to boot.
The Devil All The Time is based on the novel of the same name, which was written by Donald Ray Pollock and released in 2011 to praise. The story is set in a backwoods town in southern Ohio and follows a young man, Arvin Russell (Tom Holland), as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. He is surrounded by a gallery of sinister characters who carry secrets from their past, and their lives eventually converge in unexpected ways.
Antonio Campos, who is better known for tackling 2016’s Christine remake, is directing the film. He also penned the script alongside his brother Paulo Campos. Jake Gyllenhaal is among the producers, but he surprisingly doesn’t star in the film.
Netflix also released a poster that showcases the film’s immense cast, which is a big draw for the film and includes big names such as Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson.
In a desolate post-COVID landscape dominated by smaller productions and a few big offerings such as Tenet, which refuses to move to greener pastures, a high-profile release like this one might just be what we (both audiences and studios) need to get back in cinematic shape. Also, if the film is seriously good, it could get some love in an emptier-than-usual awards season.
The film arrives globally on September 16. Just don’t expect to watch it on the big screen.
Francisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has watched Jurassic Park a thousand times and loves Star Wars. His hunger for movies is only matched by his love for video games. He graduated in English Studies from the University of Malaga, in Spain. As he continues to write about what he enjoys (and doesn’t), he’s working on becoming a teacher.