Sundance 2011: First Images from Paddy Considine's TYRANNOSAUR

PhotosMovie Sundance by Joey Paur

Actor Paddy Considine (Cinderella Man, The Bourne Ultimatum and Hott Fuzz) is making his directorial debut with a film called Tyrannosaur which is a gritty drama set to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan and Olivia Coleman.

Here's a description of the film from The Sundance Film Festival:

Renowned actor Paddy Considine's first feature behind the camera is a tour de force propelled by the sheer intensity of its performances and storytelling. 

Joseph (Peter Mullan), a tormented, self-destructive man plagued by violence, finds hope of redemption in Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity-shop worker he meets one day while fleeing an altercation. Initially derisive of her faith and presumed idyllic existence, Joseph nonetheless returns to the shop and soon realizes that Hannah's life is anything but placid. As a relationship develops, they come to understand the deep pain in each other's lives. 

An unconventional love story, Tyrannosaur transcends its bleak circumstances through Joseph and Hannah's vigorous impulse toward redemption. Shouldering the weight of burdened lives with great humanity and a deep understanding of our capacity to heal, Mullan and Colman deliver two of the most outstanding performances of the year. Considine's portrait of these two lost souls, bloody but unbowed, is a devastating and profoundly beautiful experience.

Here are the first images released from the film.

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