'Echo Boomers' Preview: Who is Michael Shannon? Award-winning actor leads a gang of millennials in thriller

Directed by Seth Savoy in his directorial debut, 'Echo Boomers' sheds light on the dreams and aspirations of millennials in a world left behind by boomers


                            'Echo Boomers' Preview: Who is Michael Shannon? Award-winning actor leads a gang of millennials in thriller
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In 'Echo Boomers', a group of five college graduates decides that the best way they can get back at the unfair economy is by robbing the richest people around them. What is the best ever way to defeat a system that has wronged you, it is by not abiding by the rules. 

Directed by Seth Savoy in his directorial debut, 'Echo Boomers' sheds light on the dreams and aspirations of millennials in a world left behind by boomers — with a crashing economy and stale life goals. The movie follows the group as they go robbing one grand mansion after the other, destroying the lives the inhabitants build only to make life-altering discoveries themselves. 

Patrick Schwarzenegger as Lance Zutterland, Michael Shannon as Mel Donnelly, Alex Pettyfer as Ellis Beck, Hayley Law as Allie Tucker, Gilles Geary as Jack, Oliver Cooper as Stewart and Jacob Alexander as Chandler Gaines star as the group of millennials who rob and destroy houses in a way to retaliate against a crumbling system. 

This group is led by Michael Shannon in the role of Mel Donnelly. Going by the trailer and the little information available ahead of the release, Shannon plays the role of the seller the group sold their goods to. Mel also provides them with addresses and information on their next prey. Do you recognize Shannon from somewhere? Without a doubt! In this movie full of fresh talent, Shannon is the oldest and the biggest name on the cast. 

The actor, producer, director and musician has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in 'Revolutionary Road' and 'Nocturnal Animals'. Shannon won the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance in '99 Homes' and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for 'Long Day's Journey into Night'.

The actor gained a lot of praise for his performance in '8 Mile'. For his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO 'Boardwalk Empire', he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

His work in 'Bad Boys II', 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead', 'The Iceman', 'Premium Rush', 'Man of Steel' — the first non-British actor to play Superman's enemy General Zod — 'The Shape of Water' and 'Knives Out' is also recognized. The actor is known to be frequently collaborating with Jeff Nicholas particularly in 'Shotgun Stories', 'Take Shelter', 'Mud', 'Midnight Special' and 'Loving'. 

Watch out for the talented actor in 'Echo Boomers' which will be released in theaters, VOD and digital platforms on November 13.

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