One of the more buzzed-about flicks at the Sundance Film Festival this year is a film called Bronson. I've personally heard from three different people that it's pretty flippin' fantastic, and so in my quest to find out more about the flick prior to watching it, I stumbled across this delicious-looking piece of violence called a trailer. No, Bronson is not a documentary or biopic on the life of Charles Bronson (movie actor), but it is a sorta half-sideways biopic on the violent British criminal of the same name.
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Bronson follows the bizarre and reckless life of one Charles Bronson (Tom Hardy), a man who was originally sentenced to prison for seven years on a botched armed robbery charge, but then wound up serving the next 34 years behind bars -- 30 of which were served in solitary confinement because the guy was simply a lunatic who beat up inmates and guards, blackmailed people and was involved in over a dozen hostage situations. This guy was so nuts he's served time in over 120 different prisons. With a soundtrack that boasts the likes of Wagner and Pet Shop Boys, Bronson will enjoy its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before hitting theaters across the pond in a couple of months. Check out the trailer below.