It’s Tom Holland’s birthday, and he’ll kill if he needs to. In The Satan All of the Time, the sprawling Southern gothic drama directed by Antonio Campos (Christine, The Sinner), Holland stars as Arvin, a superb Christian boy within the Bible-thumping city of Knockemstiff, Ohio. Within the trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie, accessible completely above, watch as Arvin begins to tear away from God, drifting into darkness after being gifted his late father’s gun on his birthday.
The Satan All of the Time is predicated on the epic 2011 Donald Ray Pollock novel of the identical identify, which traces two generations between World Conflict II and the Vietnam Conflict. The vivid drama has a remarkably stacked solid, together with Sebastian Stan as a crooked sheriff, Riley Keough and Jason Clarke as a pair harboring a grim secret, and Robert Pattinson as Preston Teagardin, a roving preacher who grifts his approach throughout city in a powder blue swimsuit, monologuing with a heavy Southern drawl concerning the varied “deluuusions” that lead folks towards sin.
“It’s one of my favorite scenes in the film,” Campos instructed Vainness Truthful of Pattinson’s “Delusions” speech, a part of which will be heard within the trailer. “That whole speech is really inspired. There are certain performances where it almost feels like a possession, and I think this is one of those performances.”
For the director, working with Pattinson—an actor who’s been recognized to spin superbly absurd yarns on the press circuit—was an “unpredictable” expertise. “He likes to tease you,” Campos mentioned with amusing. “I had a sense of what he was doing and we had talked a lot about the character, but the Teagardin that came out when we started shooting—that was the first time I saw Teagardin.”
“You have to trust the person’s going to do something good and be comfortable letting go of some of your control as a director,” Campos continued. “That’s very much how I approached Rob. There are takes that are absolutely insane and don’t make it into the movie. Rob would just go.”
Holland, the writer-director mentioned, had a a lot completely different appearing fashion. Campos first started engaged on his adaptation of The Satan All of the Time 5 years in the past, casting the 24-year-old proper after Sony tapped him to be the following Peter Parker. Holland has since change into a bankable star, carrying two Spider-Males motion pictures and turning into an integral a part of the broader Avengers universe. (The Satan All of the Time has a surprisingly Marvel-ous pedigree, between Holland, Stan, and producer Jake Gyllenhaal, one other Spider-Man alum.)