First trailer for Twilight and Tomb Raider stars' new movie

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Photo credit: Focus Features

Twilight's Justin Chon and Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander star as a couple threatened to be forced apart in the first trailer for new drama Blue Bayou.

The movie, which was written and directed by Chon, sees the filmmaker play Antonio, a Louisiana-based tattoo artist who's trying to do right by his pregnant partner Kathy (Vikander), and her young daughter Jessie.

With a new baby on the way, he sets it upon himself to find more work. But his plans come to an abrupt halt when he agrees to help some local deadbeats steal a bunch of high-end motorbikes, and winds up getting nicked by Kathy's surly, police officer ex Ace (Ready of Not's Mark O'Brien).

Photo credit: Focus Features
Photo credit: Focus Features

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Shortly after his arrest, Korean-born Antonio is told that the US government plans to deport him - a decision that he and Kathy take it upon themselves to fight.

"Listen to him, look at him, he's American," Kathy pleads as things go south in the teaser, as Antonio adds: "I've been here for over 30 years."

"ICE is talking to people like you, adopted or not," Vondie Curtis-Hall's lawyer Barry Boucher replies. "You also have a criminal record... You can depart voluntarily, or you can stay and appeal but if a judge don't rule in your favour, you can never come back."

Photo credit: Focus Features
Photo credit: Focus Features

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"I'm not leaving my family," Antonio responds determinedly.

In the early 2000s, Chon rose to fame playing protagonist Bella Swan's classmate in The Twilight Saga film series. Across her career, Vikander has appeared in outings such as The Danish Girl and Ex Machina.

Having had its premiere at Cannes Film Festival just a few days ago, Universal Pictures UK plans to release Blue Bayou in cinemas soon.

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