In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal, and deceit.

The film, directed and written by Austin Stark, includes a cast of Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).

The Runner will hit theaters on August 7th, 2015.