Little Woods trailer: Tessa Thompson and Lily James need answers – and fast

Two sisters are caught up in a tight financial spot

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The trailer for Little Woods brings together two actresses whose career goes from strength to strength – Lily James and Tessa Thompson. You could also add director Nia DaCosta to that list, as in addition to Little Woods being her debut, she is also rumoured to be helming the remake of Candymanbeing produced by Jordan Peele. The first trailer for Little Woods was released a short while ago and you can check it out above right now.

Ollie is a reformed drug runner in an economically depressed small town in North Dakota, who was caught coming back from Canada with medicine for her terminally ill mother and has been toeing the line ever since.

After her mother dies, Ollie’s sister Deb shows up on her doorstep with a hungry child and an unplanned pregnancy. Ollie can only see one viable option: quickly raise money to pay back the bank and hold onto their mother’s home, so Deb can raise her family safely away from her abusive ex. But to do that, she’ll need to return to the dangerous way of life she thought she’d left behind.

Nia DaCosta directs, with the supporting cast featuring Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale and Lance Reddick.

Little Woods gets a mid-April release in the US but no date has been set for the UK so far.

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

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