Damn, there seems to be a lot of head-stomping going on in Kieron Hawkes’ revenge yarn “Piggy”. I could be wrong, or it might just be the camera angles, but seems to me lots of folks, good guys and bad guys, are getting lots of body parts stomped. The film itself looks appropriately intense and gritty, and it could just be me, or are the Brits making more of these revenge thrillers of late? I can recall a handful in the last few years just off the top of my head, including the likes of “Harry Brown”, “The Veteran”, etc. In any case, check out the first trailer for “Piggy”. Hint: it ain’t supposed to be cute.
Joe (Martin Compston) is a mild mannered young man bored by his humdrum London life. When his beloved brother (Neil Maskell) is murdered, Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s old friends. Piggy helps Joe to cope with grief, intent on saving him and helping him get justice for his brother’s killing.
As their friendship grows Joe finds himself in an increasing dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. As Joe life collapses around him he starts to question who Piggy really is, and how honest he’s really been with him. When Joe confronts Piggy a series of events are put in place that lead to a disastrous climax.
Starring Paul Anderson, Martin Compston and Josh Herdman.
“Piggy” opens in the UK May 4th, 2012. No word on a Stateside release date yet.