Steven Knight’s Locke, not to be confused with the upcoming Locke & Key movie based on the comic book series, is one of those nifty thrillers that takes place entirely in one location with just a single actor. The movie stars Tom Hardy as a construction worker who receives a phone call on his drive home from work that causes his life to unravel around him. Not unlike Buried starring Ryan Reynolds, there are a few additional actors to provide the other end of phone conversations, but the entire film essentially rests on Tom Hardy’s shoulders.
The first U.S. trailer has arrived online this week and although it is careful not to give away any plot twists, I have to admit I’m intrigued. It really doesn’t seem to be anything more than 90 minutes of a guy driving and talking on the phone, and yet Hardy’s performance seems captivating. Knight previously directed Redemption starring Jason Statham and also wrote screenplays for Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things. Locke hits select theatres on Apr. 25th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.