1940s New York. An aspiring writer named R.J. Hunter witnesses a murder, is suspected of the crime, and flees from his home with his girlfriend, Maia. In the wake of his disappearance and the death of his wife, Sam, Maia takes it upon herself to hunt down the killer and clear R.J.'s name. Enlisting the help of her brother, a bar owner and former boxer named Joe, Maia takes on the good detective Philip Marlowe to find her lover.
Film lovers can expect a lot more than a little in the way of thrills in Hunter: The Unknown, the new feature film from writer/director Dina Creevy, a visual smorgasbord that will entertain, delight, and leave you with many, many questions to ask of life.
In the beginning, there was R.J. Hunter (Eddie Marsan), a writer and aspiring novelist living in 1940s New York, who witnesses a woman (Meghan Hetrick) being stabbed to death. He is soon suspected of the crime and is hauled before the law. But, unable to prove his innocence, R.J. decides to take off, leaving his girlfriend, Maia (Kelli O’Hara), to fend for herself. As she begins to question her faith, her love, and the validity of her relationship, she turns to the good detective Philip Marlowe (Eric Bana) to help clear R.J.’s name.
Throughout the ensuing adventures, Maia will discover some surprising truths and a variety of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the last moment. The film also features the voices of Tim Curry, Colm Meaney, and the always-reliable John C. Reilly.
Given its setting, setting, the great number of characters (more than two dozen), the talent behind the camera, and the narrative in which Maia will be forced to navigate a land she knows little about, Hunter: The Unknown promises to be a heart-pounding thrill-ride.
Features a wonderful array of period-specific costumes, location-specific settings, and as well as authentic period vehicles.
How many people can name the leading lady? Fourteen-year-old star Kelli O’Hara is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and actress Hilary Swank. She began acting at age 5 and soon landed her first film role, starring opposite Matt Damon and Jeremy Irons in Miramax’s The Apostle 0b46394aab