Whos in the mood for a good, old-fashioned spiritual crisis? Ethan Hawke, star of Paul Schraders masterful new movie First Reformed, is more than game. He stars as Toller, a former military chaplain whos been appointed the minister of a small, historical church on the cusp of its historic reconsecration. A quiet, lonely life, mostly—which, in this case, is enough to drive a man to a crisis of faith.
In this exclusive clip, you can start to see Toller wearing away at the seams—which is why hes been called into the office of Pastor Jeffers (Cedric Kyles—a.k.a. Cedric the Entertainer—in a surprising but incredibly apt feat of casting), of the nearby mega-church. It seems like your normal, spiritually angsty drama, but as this clip shows, run-of-the-mill bleakness wouldnt have that Schrader touch. The humor, danger, and bitterness all have to be there, too.
First Reformed, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger, and Michael Gaston, is out in theaters May 18.
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