Actor: Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone, Dianna Agron, Richard Dreyfuss
Director: Mora Stephens
Country: United States
Duration: 90 min
Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Fargo)
Lena Heady (Game of Thrones, 300)
Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast, The Departed, Nil by Mouth)
Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four)
John Cho (Star Trek Into Darkness, Harold & Kumar)
Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson – The Conjuring, Fargo) is a man on the rise – a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future with a beautiful and ambitious wife (Lena Heady – Game of Thrones). But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unravelling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career, especially as Coaker (Ray Winstone), a seasoned hack and old family acquaintance, suspects his extra-marital exploits and plans to expose him.
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Reckless is a rare beast – a film aimed squarely at adults – and a deliciously dark and provocative thriller that boasts an incredible high calibre cast. Patrick Wilson, like his character in Reckless, is a star on the rise. His appearances in James Wan’s box office smash hit horror film franchises Insidious and The Conjuring, have established him as a leading man of note, while his appearances in the TV series Fargo and cult western Bone Tomahawk have shown he is a versatile actor of note. Lena Heady, here playing Wilson’s wife, is world famous for her role as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, while fellow Brit Ray Winstone is beloved by fans for his incredible body of work encompassing everything from Scum to Sexy Beast and The Sweeney. Also starring are the legendary Richard Dreyfuss (star of Jaws, Close Encounters of The Third Kind and Down and Out in Beverly Hills), Harold & Kumar’s John Cho, and Glee’s Diana Agron. Combine that cast with a gripping plot containing illicit sex, blackmail, corrupt politicians and sordid double-dealing, and you’ve got a guaranteed good night in. Succumb to the temptations of Reckless and you won’t regret it.