Rian Johnson won last year’s Sundance Jury Prize for Originality of Vision with "Brick," his teenage film noir starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt — and we’ve got the first few exclusive photos from the pic, here.
"Brick" follows Southern California high school student Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he unearths a twisted circle of crime in his neighborhood, searching for his missing ex-girlfriend (Emilie de Ravin). Judging from the trailer (and a clip shown at this year’s WonderCon), "Brick" has the noir feeling down, with its deceptively sunny SoCal setting, a cast of shady characters, and a hero that’s as hard-boiled as a high school student can be. In addition to indie vet Gordon-Levitt and "Lost" star de Ravin, "Brick" stars Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner, Meagan Good, Noah Fleiss, and Richard Roundtree.
"Brick" will be released by Focus Features in New York and LA March 31, with more cities starting April 7.