Matthew McConaughey returns to his shirtless beach-bum ways in the first trailer for the upcoming thriller “Serenity.”
The Oscar winner stars opposite a blond Anne Hathaway in the tropically set movie, written and directed by Steven Knight (whose last movie was the Tom Hardy solo effort “Locke”).
McConaughey plays Baker Dill, a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island until his ex-wife, Karen (Hathaway), tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
She begs Dill to save her — and their young son — from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead.
Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
The cast also includes Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong and Diane Lane.
Guy Heeley and Greg Shapiro produced.
Aviron Pictures, the new indie distributor that bowed last summer with the Halle Berry thriller “Kidnap,” plans to release the film in theaters on October 19.
Watch the trailer above.