2022 was a banner year for Nicolas Cage, and he’s not losing steam with the upcoming release of Butchers Crossing. The plot focuses on Harvard dropout Will Andrews, played by Fred Hechinger, who seeks adventure in Colorado and ends up entangled in a perilous buffalo hunt led by the enigmatic Miller, portrayed by Cage.
The newly released trailer, courtesy of Saban Films, tantalizingly hints at the spiralling dangers the hunting party faces. Directed by Gabe Polsky, the film boasts stunning visuals, especially its haunting nighttime scenes. Cage promises another gripping performance, tackling a more earthbound monster this time, drawing on the rich historical backdrop of the American frontier.
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While the film also explores the tension between the characters, particularly between Andrews and Miller, it appears the showdown will be a highlight. Hechinger, already lauded for roles in the Fear Street trilogy and The Woman in the Window, promises to hold his own opposite Cage. With a supporting cast including Rachel Keller, Paul Raci, and Xander Berkeley, Butchers Crossing seems primed for audience excitement.
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The film, adapted from John Williams’ revered novel, is slated for a nationwide theatrical debut on October 20, 2023.