Trailer hits for A Most Violent Year Simon Fitzjohn September 21, 2014 Editor's Choice, Latest News and Videos 873 Throwing us headlong into the murky, murderous world of 1981 New York City, the first trailer has debuted for upcoming thriller A Most Violent Year. Focusing on an immigrant and his family, looking to capitalise and build an empire on the crime-ridden streets, the film stars the likes of Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Directed by JC Chandor, who came up with Margin Call and the Robert Redford-at-sea flick All Is Lost in recent years, A Most Violent Year seems to have plenty of talent in all the right places. After all, Isaac really seems a star on the rise at present, something that is only likely to increase with the hype for Star Wars Episode VII. Chastain is another that rarely produces a duff role, so we look forward to this when it lands in cinemas in December.