Embattled Trailer: Stephen Dorff & Darren Mann Star in MMA Family Drama
IFC Films has released the official trailer for Nick Sarkisov’s upcoming drama film titled Embattled, featuring a son as he tries to overcome the trauma and pressures he endured during his childhood while trying to prepare for his MMA fight against his abusive father. Starring Stephen Dorff and Darren Mann, the film is expected to arrive in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, November 20. Check out the video in the player below!
Raised by an abusive father, Cash (Stephen Dorff) channels his aggression to become a World Champion MMA fighter. Now accustomed to wealth, adulation, and global popularity, he faces a new challenge when his second son is born with Williams Syndrome. But this time, rather than stand and fight, he runs. While Cash continues to make his fortune in the ring, his eldest son Jett (Darren Mann) becomes the caregiver to his younger brother Quinn (Colin McKenna). When Jett decides to follow his father’s fighting footsteps and take to the fight game, he faces his past head on, embarking on a course inevitably pitting father versus son in a battle which, no matter the outcome, neither can win.
Embattled stars Stephen Dorff (Blade, True Detective), Darren Mann (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Elizabeth Reaser (The Twilight Saga), Colin McKenna, Karrueche Tran (Claws), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Saïd Taghmaoui (John Wick 3), and Ava Capri.
Embattled is directed by Nick Sarkisov from a screenplay written by David McKenna. It is produced by Eryl Cochran, Scott LaStaiti, and Sergey Sarkisov.