Most Violent Year: J.C. (All Is Lost) Chandor’s New Drama, Starring Jessica Chastain

Having seen his previous films, Margin Call and All Is Lost, J.C. Chandor is a major talent to watch.

Chandor’s new film, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, and Albert Brooks, promises to be just as provocative and interesting.

Set during the winter of 1981–statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history–A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

A24, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation, has set a release date, Dec. 31, 2014 in New York and Los Angeles, with expansion nationally throughout Jan. 2015

Running time: 110 minutes.