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WATCH: James Franco cuts a villainous figure in new ‘Kin’ movie trailer

/ 05:32 PM April 30, 2018

An official trailer has released for Lionsgate’s upcoming sci-fi movie “Kin”, starring James Franco along with Zoë Kravitz and Jack Reynor. The film opens Aug. 31 in the United States.

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Lionsgate bought the movie rights for “Kin,” which is directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker, for $20 million at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

The plot centers on an ex-con, played by Jack Reynor, who has recently been released from jail, and his younger adopted brother (Myles Truitt). When they are targeted by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and federal agents, the pair are forced to flee. While on the run, the brothers find a mysterious weapon with mystical powers.

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Zoë Kravitz plays a trusted ally of the brothers, and Dennis Quaid plays their father.

Anyone thinking this explosive trailer has a slightly “Stranger Things” vibe will notice that the TV show’s producers, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, also served as producers on “Kin”.

This action movie is the first full-length feature from the Baker brothers. The screenplay, written by Daniel Casey, is based on their short film “Bag Man”. JB

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