Jeff Nichols has directed another film starring Michael Shannon called Take Shelter, and it'll be at Sundance. It co-stars Tree of Life's Jessica Chastain.
Sony Pictures Classics has made a preemptive acquisition of North American, Australian and Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to Take Shelter, a drama that stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. It's directed by Jeff Nichols, who previously worked with Shannon on Shotgun Stories. The film debuts in the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
The drama chronicles a man's descent into madness. He fears an apocalyptic cloud he believes will engulf his town, and builds a storm shelter in his yard. It has the paranoia and delusional elements of Black Swan, where it's unclear what is real and imagined.
Well, I hope it's better than Black Swan. If Nichols' storytelling in Shotgun Stories is any indication of what to expect, it will be.
Edited by Overstreet, 18 January 2011 - 11:20 AM.