Netflix has released the first trailer for The Outsider, an upcoming American action thriller crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin. The film stars Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane, Shiori Kutsuna, Emile Hirsch and Kippei Shiina.
The trailer showcased Jared Leto in a much distinct role than fans are habitual of seeing him in. This era piece takes the chameleonic actor into an interesting historical era, as he portrays an American soldier jailed in postwar Japan, who enters the dark world of the yakuza, adopting their way of life in repayment for his freedom, after he’s released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.
The trailer commences with a woman sporting a tricky full-body tattoo telling Jared Leto about the legend of the koi fish that swims up a waterfall and becomes a dragon. The show also features a few Japanese traditions like Kabuki theater and sumo wrestling, while Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) states that he understands the analogy behind this legend, revealing that while sometimes in life it’s important to fight the current, other times, it’s important to, “flow the river.” It seems that, at this point in Nick’s life, he is going with the flow, as he tries to understand his new life within the Yakuza.
The final scenes of the trailer show Nick embracing the violent lifestyle the Yakuza lead, attacking his enemies in various different ways.The trailer also offers a glimpse which reveals that joining the Yakuza is a choice, one that can’t be undone, where one chooses one type of family over the other.
The Outsider is all set to debut on the streaming service on March 9, 2018.