‘Skin’ Trailer: Skinhead Jamie Bell Wants His ‘American History X’

IndieWire | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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After winning the Oscar earlier this year for Best Live Action Short, Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv makes his English-language feature debut this May. Under the same title as the award-winning short, “Skin” follows an American neo-Nazi skinhead who turns informant on his white supremacist cohort. The newly released first trailer offers a glimpse of “Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell in a far different look from his breakthrough role; he dons a smattering of face tattoos and, of course, a shiny bald buzz.

The official synopsis reads: “After a difficult childhood drives him into the grasps of a white supremacist gang, Bryon (Bell) tries to escape to a new life, all the while questioning whether he’s capable of undoing — and repenting for — the evil he’s done.”

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“Skin” promises another interesting turn for Danielle Macdonald, breakout star of 2017’s “Patti Cake$.” She plays Bryon’s girlfriend, a single mother of three who helps him see the light. Macdonald has shrewdly balanced comedic and dramatic roles in the years since her debut; she headlined last year’s jovial Dolly Parton themed romantic comedy for Netflix, “Dumplin’,” and also featured in the streamer’s supernatural horror hit “Bird Box.”

Bell has also made interesting choices following his...
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