Boxing is a shady business. It’s part of the reason why the sport is such a great storytelling canvas, from the prose of W.C. Heinz and F.X. Toole to the lenses of John Huston and Martin Scorsese. Glass Chin, which opens in theaters and VOD on June 26, is another noir boxing drama that plays on the cruel manipulation of desperate—if well-intentioned—men.
House of Card‘s Corey Stoll plays Bud Gordon, a boxer who fought under the nickname the Saint. When his dreams of a title were derailed by a 5th-round knockout, he has to figure out his next act. He starts training another promising boxer, Kid Sunshine, and teams up with a slick restaurateur (Billy Crudup), who preys on human weakness and says things like, “I will illuminize your world.” (Or does he actual mean “aluminize,” as in the color of his suits?)
Written and directed by Noah Buschel, Glass Chin debuted to positive reviews at Tribeca last year. EW has the exclusive first trailer and poster for the movie, which also stars Yul Vazquez (Magic City), Marin Ireland (The Slap) and Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice).