Filmmakers Jonathan and Josh Baker make their feature directorial debut with “Kin,” which is based on their acclaimed short film, “Bag Man.” The movie stars Jack Reynor (“Glassland”), Zoë Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Carrie Coon (“Gone Girl”), with Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), and James Franco (“127 Hours”), and introducing newcomer Myles Truitt.
At the same time, Eli’s older, white brother Jimmy (Jack Reynor) – Hal’s biological son – has just come home from a prison stint, eager to reconnect with Eli and mend an estranged relationship with their father. But Jimmy also harbors a most pressing need: to pay back local gangster Taylor (James Franco), the man who kept him alive inside.
After Jimmy’s dangerous attempt to secure the money ends tragically, he hits the road, with Eli – and his strange new possession – in tow. Chased by a criminal bent on revenge, and two otherworldly beings in pursuit of their missing hardware, Jimmy and Eli are forced to go on the run. With the help of a friendly stranger named Milly (Zoë Kravitz), these lost brothers realize quickly the consequences of their actions, and their secrets.
But for Eli, learning what this mysterious and powerful weapon can accomplish becomes more than just a case of protection – it might also reveal his destiny.
From Pioneer Films, “Kin” opens in cinemas nationwide on August 29.