The Mustang Trailer

Man and Horse Connect in First “The Mustang” Trailer

There is something special that exists between an animal and a soul that yearns for some sort of resolution.  Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre explores that connection in The Mustang.

The film just got its first trailer, showcasing the immense talents of Matthias Schoenaerts who plays Roman, a convict in a Nevada prison who finds himself struggling to escape his violent past.  To complete his mandated social rehabilitation, Ramon finds himself staring down a wild mustang in the wild horse training section of the program.  It is here that he begins to understand himself, unlocking his own humanity as he works to break a perceived unreadable mustang.

The film doesn’t appear to offer too much in originality, but we don’t fall in love with these types of movies for their keenness to venture outside of the box.  Humans and animals share an unspoken bond, and witnessing that beauty and the effects it can have on the human soul is often times reward enough.

Though Connie Britton is highlighted at the beginning of the trailer, she isn’t credited at the end.  This calls into question her overall involvement with the film.  She and Schoenaerts are joined by Bruce Dern Jason Mitchell, Gideon Adlon, and Josh Stewart.

The Mustang will have its premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival before hitting theaters on March 15.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.