One of the best films we saw at SXSW back in March was Chris Morris’s uproariously funny and terribly upsetting The Day Shall Come, which follows smartly in the footsteps of his earlier masterpiece, Four Lions. It took nine years for Morris to get around to making this film, and we were worried in the aftermath of its debut that it would be abandoned and unsalted, dumped online by a distributor who didn’t have any faith in it. Thankfully, IFC Films stepped in to release the film in the US, which means plenty of you will be able to check this out, and they’ve released a pretty solid trailer for the film that gets enough of its vibe across. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it when it hits later on this year, and you might want to go ahead and call your local cinema and see if they’ve booked it.
“Before you can win the war on terror you need a terrorist — even if you have to invent one yourself. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) is a small-time Miami street preacher whose far-fetched revolutionary ideas find unexpected legitimacy when a Middle Eastern terrorist organization offers to help fund his dream of overthrowing the US government. The problem? His backer is the US government and it’s all part of an elaborate scheme to entrap Moses and make his arrest the latest national security “win.” But when Moses doesn’t take the bait, FBI agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) must resort to increasingly outlandish — and risky — lengths to get her man. Crackling with fast-and- furious one-liners, the new film from button-pushing comedic renegade Chris Morris (‘Four Lions’) is an audacious, bitingly hilarious takedown of our political theater of the absurd.”
The Day Shall Come will hit select theaters and VOD on September 27.