If you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? That’s the question posed in The Purge, the upcoming thriller from Assault on Precinct 13 writer James DeMonaco starring Ethan Hawke and Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey.
In the film, crime is at an all-time low because the government has created an annual “release,” a 12-hour period in which any crime — including murder — is legal. Hawke and Headey play a married couple who get pulled against their will into the crime binge when a stranger begging for help comes knocking at their super-secure door.
Do they make it through the night without turning to the very crimes they are trying to escape? This creepy clip isn’t giving anything away.
Watch the trailer below.
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