Several years ago, Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh scored a Sundance hit with the low-key dark comedy "The Guard."

Sundance 2014 finds them reuniting for more bleak laughs and some religious introspection in "Calvary," with "Bridesmaids" star Chris O'Dowd in tow.

The film's first trailer (above) gives you an idea of what to expect from the Bergman-esque tale of an idealistic priest (Gleeson) who finds himself seeing the world in a new light after receiving a death threat during a confession.

It also stars Irish comedian Dylan Moran, Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), Isaach de Bankolé ("The Limits of Control") and Aidan Gillen, so memorable on both "Game of Thrones" and "The Wire."

"Calvary" will be unveiled in the Premieres category at Sundance, which begins January 16.

"Calvary" doesn't yet have a U.S. release date, but will hit U.K. theaters on April 11.


Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.