Bad-boy Jonny B playing a mute big brother/protector type to Tom Holland. Nerds everywhere will probably lose their minds at the prospect of “omg guyz, Punisher and Spiderman in the same movie!!” but this looks much cooler than just some superhero fanboiz wet dream.
Jon Bernthal is one of those rare American actors who you watch and go, “Man, this guy is really good – he’s got to be British right? All the best actors are British.” Then you look him up on imdb and see his was born right here in the good ol’ U S of A (but studied acting in Russia, he’s a spy!). Wherever Bernthal is from, he always brings it on-screen. His role in The Accountant upped it’s cool factor by several degrees, he out-cooled Leo & Jonah in Wolf of Wall Street as Brad and he made Daredevil S2 actually pretty rad with his emotionally taught portrayal of Frank Castle.
If we learned anything from Ana Lily Amirpour’s amazing The Bad Batch, it’s that there’s a certain power that comes from minimalistic dialogue in films, especially for gifted actors. Bernthal is definitely a gifted actor and everything in this trailer makes us believe he’s going to absolutely deliver as “The Mute” in this one.
There’s something especially brutal and engaging about the sparse, low-budget nature of this trailer (as well as seeing Holland in a non-MCU performance). It definitely makes you want to look up Brendan Muldowney’s (director) other films in preparation for Pilgrimage.
Synopsis: “Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the monks’ progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past. As the true material, political and religious significance of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent, their path to the east coast becomes increasingly fraught with danger. The monks belatedly realize that in this wild land of ancient superstitions, the faith that binds them together may ultimately lead to their destruction.”
Hit us up on Twitter @Official_FAN with your favorite Bernthal performance. But don’t say Punisher. He was great in that one, but come on…