Myriad Pictures has unveiled an international trailer for the movie “A Common Man” starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Ben Cross (Star Trek).
Plot: Set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison.
The new movie is directed by Chandran Rutnam and has yet to get a release date.
The movie is a psychological thriller starring Oscar Award winner Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross as well as a host of Sri Lankan stars.
Kingsley’s character is that of a man pushed to his limits that he eventually resorts to violence. The film’s tagline is also as good as a synopsis – ‘Five bombs in the city. The clock is ticking.’
It’s more difficult to tell, though, who the creators’ sympathies are supposed to lie with – the loose cannon or the ruthless cop? The audience will find their allegiance swinging from one to the other.
The story is adapted from a concept that has been done before, but Rutnam has taken that concept and turned it around into a situation of his real life encounters and played a major role of the film by screen playing, directing and editing it.
Rutnam’s company – Film Location Services – has in the past facilitated international movies being shot in Sri Lanka including “Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom” starring Harrison Ford.
But this is the first time he or any Sri Lankan is directing a Hollywood movie.
Interview with the Director in Colombo: