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CANNES WATCH: Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green in First Trailer for Western Midnight Entry 'The Salvation'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 1, 2014 at 12:13PM

A first trailer has dropped for Western "The Salvation," screening in the Cannes Midnight section, starring the tantalizing duo of Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green. Watch below.
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'Salvation'
'Salvation'

A first trailer has dropped for Western "The Salvation," screening in the Cannes Midnight section, starring the tantalizing duo of Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green. Watch below.

Helmed by "The Hunt" producer Kristian Levring, the film is set in the 1870s and follows a Danish settler (Mikkelsen) who must put aside his non-violent ways to take revenge on the gang leader who killed his family.

While the spot leaves something to be desired -- that wall-to-wall score isn't too great -- the casting is good enough that we're willing to chalk it up to an awkwardly cut trailer. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jonathan Pryce co-star. 

Cannes kicks off May 14. Check out the complete lineup here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.