The trailer for Meek's Cutoff has arrived. The fim is from director Kelly Reichardt and stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff and Tommy Nelson. It focuses on three families who become lost while taking a shortcut on the Oregon Trail.
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy.
The film's producer, Anish Savjani, just won the Piaget Producers Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Check out the trailer below:
Meek's Cutoff opens on April 8 in theaters.