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WATCH: Bad*ss Heroines Take up Arms in Trailer for Civil War Western ‘The Keeping Room’

The first trailer for the Civil War western The Keeping Room is here.

Here’s the official synopsis of the film from Drafthouse Films:

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s Poldark) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru).When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

Julia Hart’s script for The Keeping Room has been on the Hollywood Black List, a list of the best un-produced screenplays in the industry, since 2012.

Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) directs.

The film hits theaters September 25. Check out the trailer above.

 

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