Trinity Film is delighted to announce that it will release THE SMUGGLER AKA THE MULE – the highly anticipated feature hailed by The Guardian as “fiendishly smart and entertaining” directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony.
THE SMUGGLER’s (formally THE MULE’S) darkly comic screenplay was penned by three of Australia’s most exciting on and off screen talents; Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne. It stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with a fantastic ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble.
Inspired by true events, THE SMUGGLER tells the story of a naive man who is detained by federal police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence... literally. By doing so he becomes a 'human time bomb', dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade.
THE SUMGGLER premiered to widespread acclaim at South by Southwest festival and had its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival before touring Australia ahead of it’s day on date release which saw it top the itunes chart for independent releases.
THE SMUGGLER will be released on DVD & VOD by Trinity on 22 February 2016.