Screen Rant has an exclusive clip from Ida Red featuring stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful). The action-thriller is written and directed by John Swab (Let Me Make You a Martyr). Ida Red is available in select theaters, digital, and On Demand on November 5.
Ida Red follows crime boss Ida “Red” Walker (Leo) who is still leading her family despite serving out a prison sentence. When Ida discovers she is dying, her son Wyatt (Hartnett) vows to pull off one last heist to get her out of jail. Wyatt soon gains the attention of the FBI, as well as a local cop who is married to Wyatt’s sister Jeanie. Wyatt soon finds himself in a difficult position caught between his family and his freedom.
Watch an exclusive clip from Ida Red below. The video shows a tense moment between Hartnett’s character and Leo’s as Wyatt visits his mother in prison. Ida tells her son he “might have to make some difficult choices” and then warns him of the danger that’s to come. She also holds out up her hand with a mysterious clue on it, the word “Zion”. See it here:
Besides Hartnett and Leo, Ida Red also stars Sofia Hublitz (Ozark) as Wyatt’s niece Darla, Deborah Ann Woll (The Punisher) as his sister Jeanie; George Carroll (The Town) as Jeanie’s husband Bodie; William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects) as FBI Special Agent Lawrence Twilley; and Frank Grillo (The Purge franchise) as Wyatt’s uncle Dallas.
Director Swab said he was inspired to make Ida Red based on some of his favorite films including Theif, The Getaway, Cruising, and Heat, as well as his upbringing in the Oklahoma heartland. Speaking about Ida Red he said:
This is precisely the type of film that I enjoy watching most; chock full of intensity, grit, plot twists, and enigmatic, three-dimensional characters. As one of the few films shot during the pandemic summer of 2020, and the first job back for every member of the cast and crew, we all had a special focus and vested interest. This is my best film yet.
Check out the poster and the official synopsis for Ida Red below:
Crime boss Ida “Red” Walker (Oscar winner Melissa Leo) turns to her son, Wyatt (Josh Hartnett), to pull off one last heist to get out of prison. But with the FBI closing in, Wyatt must choose between family and freedom in this high-octane thriller.
Ida Red is available in select theaters, digital, and On Demand on November 5 from Saban Films.