Kiefer and Donald Sutherland costar in a western set in 1872 Wyoming.
Kiefer Sutherland and his father Donald Sutherland share the screen for the first time as a prodigal son and his disapproving dad in Forsaken, an old-fashioned western drama directed by Emmy Award-winning director Jon Cassar (who previously teamed with Kiefer Sutherland on the TV series 24). Brian Cox, Demi Moore and Michael Wincott costar in the film, which is set for a February 19 release.
What’s it all about? According to official plot synopsis:
“After years of wandering and making a name for himself as a formidable quick-draw gunfighter, Civil War veteran John Henry Clayton (Kiefer Sutherland) quietly returns to his hometown. Weary of his years of violence, John Henry is determined to lay down his guns for good. John Henry's father, the Reverend William Clayton (Donald Sutherland), resolutely condemns his son's past and is skeptical of his pledge to reform. ‘I don't know if a man can get away from who he is,’ says the reverend.
“As father and son bear witness to a murderous gang's appropriation of local properties — including that of John Henry's long-lost love, Mary Alice (Demi Moore) — John Henry is faced with an onerous existential dilemma. Is it better to turn the other cheek or to use his deadly talents to dispose of the villains — led by powerful landlord and saloon keeper McCurdy (Brian Cox) — who are corrupting the town?”
Here is a look at the Forsaken trailer: