Heartless trailer goes live

It’s been 15 years since Krays director Philip Ridley's last film was released.

That was The Passion of Darkly Noon , and since then he’s been expressing himself creatively in the theatre.

Now, the prodigal son returns with psychological horror film Heartless , starring young up-and-comer Jim Sturgess of Fifty Dead Men Walking and Across the Universe .

The flick’s just got its first, natty trailer, up here at Yahoo .

In Heartless , Sturgess plays a young man with a heart-shaped birthmark on one side of his face. He’s devastatingly paranoid about it, and just wants to lead a ‘normal’ life.

When he discovers demons living on the streets of London, he enters a dark underworld where he makes a Faustian pact to have his birthmark removed. And we all know how pacts like that work out...

Check Heartless out when it hits cinemas on 21 May – and then DVD just three days later.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.