Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller The Little Things, which brings Denzel Washington back to screen alongside fellow Academy Award winners Rami Malek and Jared Leto.
According to the official synopsis, the movie, written and directed by John Lee Hancock, the movie revolves around Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington), who is sent to Los Angeles for “what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
The cast also includes Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, Isabel Arraiza, and Michael Hyatt. Produced by Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Mark Johnson and Hancock, with Mike Drake and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers, the film features music by multiple Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse at Deacon and Baxter’s investigation, hinting that Deacon has been a killer himself in the past. At the end of the video, he is shown in a dark room, surrounded by black garbage bags that might hide proof of his murders.
The song used in the trailer is the 2020 single “Cernunnos” by Christian Reindl & Lucie Paradis, from their album “North”.
The Little Things will be released on January 29, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max.