February 20, 2014 - 17:21 AMT
“A Most Violent Year” star-studded crime drama unveils 1st pic, synopsis

The first image and official synopsis have been released for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year which is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”

The stellar cast also includes Albert Brooks, Alfred Molina, and David Oyelowo, Collider said.

According to the synopsis, A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.