The poster for director Philip Barantini’s crime thriller, ‘Villain,’ which stars Craig Fairbrass.

Actor Craig Fairbrass is longing to start a new life in his new crime thriller, ‘Villain.’ However, his protagonist, ex-con Eddie Franks, is realizing that his dreams of normalcy may not be as easy to achieve as he initially expected. His fight to overcome his former life of crime is being presented in the official trailer and poster for the upcoming movie, which Saban Films is set to distribute On Demand and Digital on May 22.

‘Villain’ was written by George Russo and Greg Hall, and directed by Philip Barantini. In addition to Fairbrass, the drama also stars George Russo, Izuka Hoyle, Mark Monero, Tomi May, Eloise Lovell Anderson, Taz Skylar, Nicholas Aaron, Michael John Treanor, Marcus Onilude and Robert Glenister.

Saban Films has released the following synopsis for ‘Villain’:

After being released from prison, ex-con Eddie Franks (Fairbrass) wants nothing more than to start a new life. However, his dreams of normalcy are tested when he learns of his brother’s dangerous debt to a menacing drug lord. To protect his family, Eddie is forced to go back to his former life of crime and learns that stepping back into this world can have devastating consequences.

'Villain' Official Trailer
'Villain' Official Trailer

The official trailer for director Philip Barantini's crime thriller, 'Villain,' which stars Craig Fairbrass.

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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