Synopsis

When a gas station is held at gunpoint by a desperate man in need of cash, a lonely and unstable gas station attendant tired of being overshadowed by her more outgoing co-worker finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber.

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson turns the heat up on an unsuspecting band of gas station employees in EW’s exclusive trailer for the upcoming thriller Burn.

The 26-year-old heartthrob plays a misguided crook Billy who in need of quick cash holds up a group of gas station employees at gunpoint. He soon realizes he’s made a grave mistake, however, as attendant Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) proves to be a more imposing adversary than her meek looks suggest.

After burning his face with a pot of scalding coffee and tying him to a chair, Melinda (who seemingly enjoys burning herself with various substances) and coworker Sheila (Suki Waterhouse) attempt to connect with Billy as the police (led by Harry Shum, Jr.) close in.

Judging by the trailer (above), what follows is a thrilling standoff that may or may not end with a spectacular inferno.

“I burn myself all the time. It’s not a bad thing,” Melinda tells a subdued Billy. “Fire just forces things to change really fast.”

In February 2018, it was announced Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Suki Waterhouse and Josh Hutcherson had joined the cast of the film, with Mike Gan directing from a screenplay he wrote. In March 2018, it was announced Shiloh Fernandez and Harry Shum Jr. joined the cast of the film. In May 2018, it was announced the film had been re-titled from Plume to Burn.
Movie released on August 23, 2019

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