Among her amazing performance in the Oscar nominated feature Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams somehow managed to sneak in a period piece. The busy actress appears in a drama set in the middle of nowhere that pits a family against the elements and savages. It’s a complete change of pace from what we’ve seen Williams tackle in the past. Check out the trailer…

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Prior to watching this trailer, we had no idea that Paul Dano was in this movie. We started to have flashbacks to There Will Be Blood. Whenever there’s a desert, guns, and some kind of savagery he’s there!

Official Synopsis:

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.

Meek’s Cutoff opens on April 8th.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you interested in seeing the film?

Source: Apple Trailers