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Trailer Trash: Twisters




Rising movie star Glen Powell leads the charge in the stand-alone film that's not a reboot or a sequel to the 1996 hit film Twister. The original film, which grossed almost $500 million worldwide centered on a pair of storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.


Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun:Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.


Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating

encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens

safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi to test a

groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell),

the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing

adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better.


As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed,

and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple

storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives.


No word on if we can expect a cameo of sorts from the film's original star Helen Hunt (or if any of our co-leads is the child of Hunt's and the late Bill Paxton's characters), but Twisters also stars Kiernan Shipka (Totally Killer), Superman-to-be David Corenswet (Superman:Legacy), Brandon Perea (Nope), Maura Tierney (The Iron Claw), and Anthony Ramos (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts).




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