Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Matt Shakman's twisty small-town crime thriller Cut Bank stars Liam Hemsworth as Dwayne, a young man who has developed an elaborate plan to score a $100,000 reward for helping catch the murderer of crusty mailman Georgie Wits (Bruce Dern). The catch is that there hasn't been a murder in the first place, and the entire scam starts to unravel as Dwayne's strict boss (Billy Bob Thornton), who is also the father of Dwayne's girlfriend, looks into the matter. Also closing in is the good-hearted local Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich). Complicating matters further, crazy local man Derby Milton (Michael Stuhlbarg) goes to extreme measures to recover a delivery that was supposed to be made to him by Georgie. Cut Bank screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.