What would you do to give your partner the best year of their lives if they only had a year left to live?
There are many things different people would do and this is a question that was answered in the upcoming movie, “South of Heaven” in which Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly starred respectively as a felon released early from prison and the felon’s girlfriend who is dying from cancer.
According to details released so far, the film centered on Jimmy’s (Sudeikis) vows to Annie (Lilly) to give her the best last year of her life before she dies.
A promise that soon became complicated and compromised in the face of forces from Jimmy’s past. Mike Colter and Shea Whigham have also been listed as cast in the film, which is highly anticipated by fans and film critics.
Summary Of ‘South Of Heaven’ Trailer
12 years in prison for armed robbery was no small-time, and for Jimmy, the months that led to his parole application only narrowed his focus to the most important person in his life, Annie.
His girlfriend and long-time love had been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and faced the unfortunate news that she had only one year to live.
Upon Jimmy’s release, he made a vow to Annie to give her the best memories of her last year. However, the universe was against his plans, shoving a rather unfortunate twist into his and Annie’s lives.
Forced to take on a “side job” by his parole officer that quickly went bad, Jimmy found himself in a chain of unfortunate events that left him in the heat of a crime ring and a battle for his life and his promise to Annie.
‘South Of Heaven’ Details
“South of Heaven” was directed by Aharon Keshales (Big Bad Wolves). The cast of the film included Sudeikis as Jimmy, Lilly as Annie, Mike Colter as Price, Shea Whigham as Schmidt, Jeremy Bobb as Frank, Thaddeus J.Mixon as Tommy, Michael Pare as Joey, and Amaury Nolasco as Manny.
Filming of the movie took place in Texas in March 2020 and it is scheduled for release by RLJE films on October 8th, 2021. The official synopsis of the film reads, “Convicted felon Jimmy gets early parole after serving twelve years for armed robbery.
Upon his release, he vowed to give his girlfriend Annie, who is dying of cancer, the best last year of her life. But things are never that simple, and a “side job” from his parole officer sets off a series of events that leaves Jimmy in the crosshairs of a local crime boss.
Now, he must stop at nothing to save Annie and fight for whatever time they have left.
Sudeikis And Lilly’s Previous Movie Roles
Sudeikis was popularly known for his previous performances on “Ted Lasso,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Horrible Bosses.”
His lead performance in Ted Lasso was critically acclaimed and applauded and he has been nominated for four Emmy Awards including the awards for outstanding lead actor and outstanding writing.
Fans have anticipated that “South of Heaven” will display a new side that’s dynamic to Sudeikis’ acting, a side that is vengeful, violent, and intimidating, a vast difference from his usual light, humorous roles.
On the other hand, Lilly first became popular for her lead role as Kate Austen in the series “Lost,” a role which won her a Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama series.
Lilly has been slated to appear in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quintumnia” which was slated for release in 2023 and has been highly anticipated by fans and film viewers.
Jason Sudeikis On Scarlett Johansson’s Disney Lawsuit
Scarlett Johansson recently sued Disney over a financial dispute as regards the release of the movie “Black Widow” which she was the star main cast of.
The suit was a shock to several fans and celebrities due to the good relationship many thought the actress and company had.
In the suit, the actress claimed that she missed out on profits that would have been given to her if the film had had an exclusive theatrical release instead of the hybrid release it had.
Many celebrities came out in support of Johansson, and in an interview with Elizabeth Olsen, Sudeikis also shared his opinion about the suit. The actor called the lawsuit, “appropriately bad-ass and on-brand.”