Jake Paltrow’s YOUNG ONES Trailer Starring Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning

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One film I was bummed about missing at this year’s Sundance was Jake Paltrow‘s futuristic Western flick Young Ones.  The film features Michael Shannon, Elle FanningNicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee battling for precious water in a post-apocalyptic near future.

A new trailer has been released for the film today, which makes it look every bit as intense as one would hope it could be.  Young Ones is set to open in theaters October 17th.


YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.

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