Joaquin Phoenix has a hammer and knows how to use it in a new trailer for the brutal drama You Were Never Really Here. Phoenix won Best Actor at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film, while writer-director Lynne Ramsay won Best Screenplay.

Based on a novel by Jonathan Ames, the movie tells the story of Joe, a war veteran with PTSD who makes a living as a lone-wolf hitman who takes down his targets armed only with a ball peen hammer. Joe may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes a job saving the daughter of a state senator from an upscale brothel and exacting ruthless revenge on her abductors. Joe’s own demons close in on him as he uncovers a conspiracy and finds himself the target of corrupt and powerful forces.

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Joaquin Phoenix Goes Punisher in You Were Never Really Here Trailer