You’ve never seen Pretty Little Liars star Ian Harding like this!
PLL fans have fallen in love with the 28-year-old actor as Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family hit, but in the upcoming indie film, Addiction: A ‘60s Love Story, he’s a far cry from the lovable owner of Rosewood’s favorite hangout The Brew. (Well, aside from that thankfully temporary dark turn.)
In the first official trailer for the crime thriller, exclusively debuting on ETonline, Harding plays Max, young man in the ‘60s who decides to quit college and meets the love of his life, Teresa (Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch). It’s then that his life begins to spiral out of control, as he becomes a heroin addict who gets tangled in the corrupt and dangerous underground porn industry.
From the haunting score to the ominous voiceover, Addiction is not for the faint of heart.
“I would be lying if I didn’t say I had a bad feeling about this – whatever I was walking into,” Harding as Max chillingly says.
Loyalties are questioned, shady motives revealed and marriages fall apart.
“God’s eye is watching – that sense of wrongdoing and repeating is a bad idea,” he says, before we see a jarring image of Max completely off his rocker.
The film marks Tate Steinsiek’s feature directorial debut and was co-written by Max Bornstein and Jason Noto. Carol Kane, Brendan Sexton III, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chaske Spencer and Polly Draper co-star.
Addiction: A ‘60s Love Story hits theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on Oct. 23, and will be released via VOD on Nov. 3.
For those Pretty Little Liars fans, find out why boss Marlene King believes Ezra and Aria are "soulmates."