Steve Mackleson (played by Craig Fairbrass) is a violent and dangerous prisoner, incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison, and wracked with inner turmoil about his past sins and unquenchable need for carnage. When Marcus (played by Stephen Odubola ) becomes his new cell mate, and a daughter he has never met finally requests a chance to meet her estranged father, Steve must reconsider his nihilistic outlook and brutal outbursts. When Marcus becomes the victim of a revenge attack, Steve steps in to save him and they both become marked men, their sentences set to be cut short, the hard way.
IN UK CINEMAS 4TH FEBRUARY 2022
Vertigo Releasing have announced the acquisition of A VIOLENT MAN (previously known as Ire), to be released in the UK and Ireland on 4th February 2022. A VIOLENT MAN is Ross McCall’s (White Collar, 24, Band of Brothers) directorial debut from his own script, and stars Craig Fairbrass (Villain, Muscle, The Rise of the Footsoldier franchise), Stephen Odubola (Blue Story), Jason Flemyng (Boiling Point, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Zoe Tapper (Liar).
The film sees Craig Fairbrass teaming up again with the producers of Villain, who are also behind the upcoming film Boiling Point which stars Stephen Graham and is directed by Philip Barantini.