Guy Pearce is not now, nor will he ever be, a typical Hollywood leading man. Luckily the casting agents and producers that run the industry finally seem to be realizing this. No more Time Machine's please, people, he just can't do it. But if you put him in something a bit more ambiguous, when he plays characters morally adrift, the man is absolutely one hundred percent pure gold. And now we come to First Snow.
Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer (J.K. Simmons) assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead.
As his girlfriend Deirdre (Piper Perabo) and his best friend/ business partner Ed (William Fichtner) watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince (Shea Whigham), could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction . . . that they'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.
Trailer for this looks gooooood ...
First Snow Trailer (embedded Flash)