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Step into the gritty underbelly of redemption and retribution with this crime drama called 5lbs of Pressure. In a world where forgiveness is a scarce commodity, and the past casts long shadows, our protagonist, Adam, emerges from the crucible of incarceration, seeking solace, redemption, and an elusive shot at a new beginning. This action-packed thriller takes you on a relentless journey through the harshest alleys of life, where the pressure to redeem oneself weighs as heavily as the sins that demand atonement.

Luke Evans stars as Adam, an ex-convict seeking forgiveness from the son who grew up without him after serving a 16-year sentence for murder. As Adam walks the precarious path of reconciliation, the ominous presence of the vengeful brother of his past victim adds tension to the narrative. Meanwhile, Mike (portrayed by Rory Culkin), is yearning to break free from the criminal endeavors orchestrated by his drug-dealing uncle, Leff (played by Alex Pettyfer). When the fates of Adam and Mike collide, an unavoidable confrontation ensues, offering them a fleeting chance at redemption.

The official blurb of the movie reads:

“In this gripping action-thriller, Adam (Luke Evans), an ex-con back in his old neighborhood after serving a 16-year stretch for murder, walks a rocky path of forgiveness toward the son who grew up without him, while the bitter, volatile brother of the youth he killed looms in the background. Meanwhile, Mike (Rory Culkin), sick of doing the bidding of his drug-dealing uncle (Alex Pettyfer), is desperate to leave his sordid life behind. When Adam and Mike’s paths converge, inescapable destiny will give way to violence…and a final, fleeting shot at redemption.”

Written and directed by indie filmmaker Phil Allocco, 5lbs of Pressure promises a gripping tale of intertwining destinies. The film also stars Zac Adams, Rudy Pankow, Stephanie Leonidas, Savannah Steyn, and Lorraine Burroughs. Presented by Lionsgate, the film is now showing on select US theaters. It’s been released through video-on-demand platforms as well since Friday, March 8.

Embark on a riveting journey of redemption in this action-thriller starring openly gay actor Luke Evans, 5lbs of Pressure. Watch the trailer below:

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