It's a bit disorienting to see Anna Paquin walk into a bar and not be surrounded by vampires and a shape-shifting boss, but this is not True Blood, it's Free Ride, and she's not Sookie, she's Christina, an enterprising young woman who enters the underground drug scene in Florida.
Once she gains entry to the criminal world, she discovers, according to the official synopsis, that "dealing drugs at the height of South Florida's smuggling heyday has its price. As law enforcement closes in on Christina and her drug operation, she must find a way to salvage the life she has desperately worked to repair before it all comes crashing down."
Shana Betz wrote and directed the film, based on her own real-life experiences. Drea de Matteo, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato also star. Free Ride opens in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on January 10, 2014, when it will also be available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms.
Watch the clip below to get a taste of the South Florida atmosphere and a tiny inkling about Anna Paquin's character.