Anchor Bay has released the first five minutes of the kidnap thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed online. The film stars Gemma Arterton, who appeared in Prince of Persia and Tamara Drewe, but is probably best known for her role in Quantum of Solace, where she played the helpful Agent Strawberry Fields.
Here is the synopsis for The Disappearance of Alice Creed:
Two men – one in his twenties, the other nearer forty, both intensely focused on the task at hand – line the inside of a transit van with plastic. Shopping, they buy a drill, a mattress and other supplies. In a small flat they assemble a bed for the mattress and staple foam insulation and board to the walls and windows of a bedroom. Then, their meticulous preparations complete, they kidnap a young woman. They drag her from the street into the back of the van and, with a bag over her head and ball gag in her mouth, take her back to the flat, tying her to the bed in the room they have converted into a prison cell.
The kidnappers are Danny (Martin Compston) and Vic (Eddie Marsan), two ex-cons planning to make a mint on the ransom for the young woman. The younger, nervier of the two, Danny defers to the more experienced Vic, who acts with a steely conviction. Their hostage is Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), daughter of a rich businessman, chosen by Vic and Danny as their passport to a better life. Terrified and immobile at first, it soon becomes clear that Alice isn’t about to let her captors use her as capital without a fight. As determined to escape as Vic and Danny are to succeed, Alice enters into a battle of wills which strains the already fractious relationship between the two men. As the deadline for the exchange draws nearer, all three are brought close to breaking point, with Vic and Danny’s foolproof plan descending into a desperate struggle for survival.
A taut, emotionally intense thriller, the debut feature from writer-director J Blakeson eschews genre convention, generating tension from the sexual and psychological ties that bind captive to captors.Produced by Adrian Sturges (The Escapist), the film stars Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, Tamara Drewe, Quantum of Solace), Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky, Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Red Road).
The Disappearance of Alice Creed will be in theaters and VOD August 6, 2010.
Check out the first five minutes of Alice Creed below.
- Formats: Video
- People / Bands: Eddie Marsan | Gemma Arterton | Martin Compston | Tamara Drewe
- Shows / Movies: Happy-Go-Lucky | Prince of Persia | Quantum of Solace | Red Road | Sherlock Holmes | Sweet Sixteen | The Disappearance of Alice Creed
- Genres: Suspense | Thrillers
- Story Types: News | Snapshots | Trailers