‘The Mule’s title character is withholding important evidence about his unsuspecting involvement in his local Australian drug trade in the trailer for the upcoming crime thriller. Co-director, co-writer and lead star Angus Sampson stars as Ray Jenkins, a seemingly naive and innocent man whose sole talent is repairing electrical appliances at the local repair shop. He inadvertently becomes a mule for local Melbourne dealer, Pat (John Noble), as his stepfather owes him a large sum of money.

Whannell, Sampson and Jaime Browne co-scribed the script for ‘The Mule’ together, and Sampson also teamed with Tony Mahony to co-helm the thriller together. Besides Sampson, Whannell and Noble, the crime film also stars Hugo Weaving and Ewen Leslie.

XLrator Media will be release ‘The Mule,’ which played at SXSW last year to rave reviews, on November 21 in theaters and on VOD and iTunes. The distributor has released the following synopsis for the crime thriller, which also screened at this year’s BFI London Film Festival and the New Zealand International Film Festival:

It’s 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence…literally. And by doing so becomes a “human time-bomb,” dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events.

Watch ‘The Mule’s official trailer below. For more information on the thriller, visit the film’s Facebook page.

Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell Reunite as The Mule Withholds Evidence in the Thriller’s Trailer

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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