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Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara Clash With the Law in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ Trailer (Video)

The two Oscar-nominated actors play an outlaw couple on the run in 1970s Texas Hill Country

Casey Affleck is such a gentleman that he takes the blame for outlaw girlfriend, Rooney Mara, after she shoots a cop in the first trailer for "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."

And he's such a devoted father, that he escapes from prison years later to see his young daughter's face for the first time ever. But another lawman, played by Ben Foster, appears to set his eyes on Ms. Mara and then things get complicated — and deadly. 

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Directed by David Lowery, the upcoming IFC release was a hit at Sundance earlier this year, and selected to compete in the International Critics' Week at Cannes.

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" hits theaters on Aug. 16. Here's the first look: