We’ve got an excellent trailer for you to check out for the upcoming film Percy, which tells the true story of a small town farmer who goes up against the government concerning the regulation of his farm and seeds. Christopher Walken stars as farm owner Percy Schmeiser, alongside Christina Ricci, Luke Kirby, Zach Braff, Martin Donovan, and Adam Beach. The film is directed by actor and director Clark Johnson, who has worked on episodes of The Wire, The Shield, Homeland, and many other series and films.
Here’s the synopsis:
Based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, Percy follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser, who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops. As he begins to speak out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the exact same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against corporate greed.
This looks like a fascinating story, with a cast that knocks it out of the park. Check out the trailer below, and we will let you know when the film gets its official release date, hopefully sometime this fall.