The thriller costars Octavia Spencer, Anthony Anderson, and Robert Forster

By Clark Collis
November 09, 2017 at 05:29 PM EST

In the upcoming thriller Small Town Crime, John Hawkes plays an ex-cop named Mike Kendall who discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. While his uncouth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger.

EW has an exclusive look at the trailer for the film, which was written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms and produced by Parisa Caviani, John J. Kelly, and Brad Johnson. The impressive cast also includes Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Vartan, Daniel Sunjata, Don Harvey, Jeremy Ratchford, James Lafferty, Dale Dickey, Caity Lotz, Stefanie Scott, and Robert Forster.

Small Town Crime will be available to watch on DIRECTV beginning Dec. 21, and will then be released by Saban Films in select theaters and on demand Jan. 19. Watch the trailer above.