Hell or High Water's red carpet premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX
With Westerns creeping back into the mainstream, Hell or High Water looks to be a contemporary Western with the old familiar "cops and robbers" theme, updated to have a little modern relevance.
The press blurb describes it as:
A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges who, in the clips I've seen, is trying to do his best Sam Elliott impression. Maybe Sam was busy stroking his moustache somewhere and couldn't be reached) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.
Below, take a look at the photos from the red carpet premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX
Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon and Margaret Bowman
Directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up) and Written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario)
CBS Films will release HELL OR HIGH WATER in select theaters on August 12th and nationwide on August 19th