Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain Try to Survive ‘A Most Violent Year’ in New Trailer (Video)

The JC Chandor drama set in a crime-ridden New York City circa 1981 will be released on Dec. 31

Last Updated: November 3, 2014 @ 1:31 PM

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Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain find themselves compromising on their moral compass when they try to find success in the newest trailer for “A Most Violent Year.”

Set during crime-ridden New York in 1981, JC Chandor’s latest film follows the trials and tribulations of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream while rampant violence, decay, and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.

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While Isaac’s character gets the brunt of the action, it appears Chastain will indulge in some Lady Macbeth type string-pulling from behind the scenes as well.

Albert Brooks co-stars in the film, which was acquired for domestic distribution by A24 during Sundance. Chandor is producing with Before the Door’s Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb, while Participant’s Jeff Skoll is also involved in a producing capacity.

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“A Most Violent Year” has been set for a Dec. 31 limited release following its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival in November.

See the newest trailer above.