Release Date: 1/20/23; Sundance Film Festival
Running Time: 124 mins.
Director: Elijah Bynum
Studio(s): Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF), Tall Street Productions
Cast: Jonathan Majors (Killian), Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige (Pink Coat), Mike O’Hearn (Brad Vanderhorn), Harrison Page (William Lattimore), Harriet Sansom Harris.
Story: Killian Maddox lives with his ailing veteran grandfather, obsessively working out between court-mandated therapy appointments and part-time shifts at a grocery store where he harbors a crush on a friendly cashier. Though Killian’s struggles to read social cues and maintain control of his volatile temper amplify his sense of disconnection amid a hostile world, nothing deters him from his fiercely protected dream of bodybuilding superstardom, not even the doctors who warn that he’s causing permanent damage to his body with his quest. Source/Photo Source: festival.sundance.org.