Kiefer and Donald Sutherland costar in the western opening February 19.
Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland are rightly billed as the stars of Forsaken, the outstanding western drama set to open February 19 in theaters and video-on-demand platforms, and the movie is generating significant interest at least partly because it marks the first time Donald and Kiefer are appearing as father and son on screen together.
But Forsaken also showcases some excellent supporting players worth noting.
For the benefit of those who tuned in late: Forsaken is the story of John Henry Clayton (Kiefer Sutherland), a notorious gunslinger who decides to hang up his guns and return to his hometown, where his preacher father (Donald Sutherland) is less than enthusiastic — initially, at least — when it comes to greeting his prodigal son.
Michael Wincott costars as Gentleman Dave Turner, a deceptively courtly hired gun who pays John Henry the respect of professional courtesy — but also suspects a showdown may be in their not-so-distant future. Demi Moore plays Mary Alice Watson, John Henry’s former flame, who’s now inconveniently married to hardworking farmer Tom Watson (Greg Ellis). And veteran character actor Brian Cox (the original Hannibal Lecter, in the 1986 movie Manhunter) plays James McCurdy, an unscrupulous businessman who will stop at nothing to gain control of acreage owned by local farmers such as Mary Alice’s husband.
In this exclusive clip from Forsaken, Cox and Moore have a tense face-off during a confrontation on the Watson family farm.