Hot off the heels of The Lincoln Lawyer comes another courtroom drama, Puncture. Where Matthew McConaughey played the not so fair lawyer who had a change of heart, Chris Evans is looking to play the small time lawyer who is looking to make a name for himself, while being a drug addict.
I think it sounds good, but like most lawyer dramas, the trailer never really sells you. It starts out good and looks promising, but then it gets into the heavy stuff that is better when seen on the big screen. You can’t really hype yourself up for courtroom chit chat.
Surprisingly, I really dug The Lincoln Lawyer. It had a story that was engaging and never dull, while still throwing in a few twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. I think it worked so well because of McConaughey, who proved he can still deliver a performance when he’s not wasting his talent in romantic comedies, but hey, it pays the bills!
Puncture looks like the perfect chaser to Captain America: The First Avenger. It gives Chris Evans some more time in the spotlight and it allows for the general audience to start getting familiar with him. He’s been in a lot of films over the past few years, but he never really got to star in any until the recent Captain America. So let’s hope this one gets his name out there for all the non-comic book fans. I like Evans a lot and I think he has a lot of potential to really become a star, so I’m hoping this one turns out good, but the trailer doesn’t really strike any new notes that The Lincoln Lawyer didn’t already cover.
Puncture doesn’t have an official release date, but the word around town is September 23rd, 2011.
Check out the trailer below, followed by a poster, thanks to Collider.
Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike’s yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.