The 2011 cinematic year saw a number of newcomers make a splash, including J.C. Chandor, whose Margin Call impressed many, including legendary actor Robert Redford. Chandor followed up his film about the financial crisis by making a survival drama about a man lost at sea with Redford, proving himself to be more than a one-hit wonder in the process. For his third feature, Chandor will be going back to the 80s. Titled A Most Violent Year, Chandor once again takes on directing and screenwriting duties, this time focusing on an immigrant and his family in New York in 1981, statistically the most violent year for the city to date. The film’s cast includes Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and David Oyelowo, and the film’s first trailer has now been released, along with the announcement of a release date. The film is set to open in American theatres on December 31st, and the trailer can be seen below.