Misfits‘ Robert Sheehan’s island dream turns into a drug-fuelled nightmare in the first teaser for Jet Trash, premiering exclusively on Digital Spy.
Director Charles Henri Belleville’s thriller brings to mind Leonardo DiCaprio’s psychedelic The Beach – if that movie was on the worst LSD trip of all-time.
Robert Sheehan and Osy Ikhile (The Legend of Tarzan and In the Heart of the Sea) star as Lee and Sol, a pair of early-20s lads who leave London behind for a hedonistic lifestyle on the Indian island of Goa.
All is well at first as Lee and Sol indulge their inner-most desires for drugs and sex, until a visitor arrives to turn their holiday upside down in the worst possible way.
The visitor in question is the gorgeous Vix (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious old flame from Lee’s past who drags him into a showdown with the merciless mobster Marlowe (Watership Down and Line of Duty’s Craig Parkinson).
Needless to say, that’s Lee and Sol’s holiday pretty much ruined then.
Jet Trash is yet another potential breakout role for Sofia Boutella, who took the Enterprise by storm as the alien soldier Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond over the summer.
Sofia goes toe-to-toe with Hollywood icon Tom Cruise too as the undead villain in next year’s The Mummy, aimed to jumpstart Universal Pictures’ new monster movie universe.
As for BAFTA-nominated director Charles Henri Belleville, he’s impressed with his indie drama The Inheritance and has also gone the rock doc route with Razorlight: Rock and Roll Lies.
Jet Trash will be hitting selected UK cinemas on December 9, 2016 – and remember: there is no such thing as the perfect getaway.
Interview: “Jet Trash” Press Junket by Craig McKenzie for Kneel before blog | Edinburgh Film Festival
I had the opportunity to interview several people involved with the film Jet Trash. In attendance were actors Osy Ikhile and Robert Sheehan as well as director Charlie Belleville and producer Andy Brunskill.
Each of them were kind enough to give me their time and talk openly about the film. There are plenty of good anecdotes about drugged cows and other general silliness that went on in the making of the film.
Jet Trash had its world premier in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival which was a real treat for director Charlie Belleville as he got to bring his work home and show it in his home city. There isn’t much else to say beyond what it said in the various interviews so I hope you enjoy.
My interview with Osy comes first followed by the Charlie and Andy coming in at 07:10 and Robert Sheehan closes it off starting at 21:55. They all had plenty to say so I was more than happy to talk to them.
I have added 39 wonderful photos from the Edinburgh International Film Festival to the photo gallery! Rob attended not just the [world] premiere of his next film, Jet Trash, but the second red carpet premiere the following day with his lovely other half, Sofia Boutella, who is also in the film! They both attended Sofia’s premiere of Tiger Raid as well, which was also at the festival! All the photos can be found here.
Plus! The Edinburgh Film Festival have released a snippet video of the Jet Trash premiere with red carpet footage, interviews and some never seen before footage of the film! Absolutely stunning! Have a watch below –