Being a talent manager, I try to keep an eye out for new talent in all places, (Hollywood being no exception) and over the last year or so, I’ve compiled my list of new actors that I feel like will have massive careers. Aside from Chris Pine (Star Trek), one of the people I personally feel is a massively talented actor is Chris Evans (Captain America). So when I read about his new film Puncture about a drug addicted lawyer fighting a case against the odds, I was totally intrigued to see how he’d work the role. The official synopsis is below, and just click the picture above to see the trailer.
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 straightlaced 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. Brothers and directors Mark and Adam Kassen bring this real-life story to the screen with all the urgency and passion of the subjects themselves. The result is an effective issue-driven drama that finds its footing in a contemporary David and Goliath story. Produced and co-directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, PUNCTURE stars Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael Biehn, Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton and Vinessa Shaw. The film was written by Chris Lopata from story by Ela Thier and Paul Danziger and was executive-produced by Jeffrey Gou and Joan Huang, Paul Danziger and Rod de Llano and Craig Cohen.