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David Tennant’s Dark Side is Back in New Movie: ‘Bad Samaritan’

written by Katelyn Fiorentino May 2, 2018
David Tennant in Bad Samaritan Movie Cale Erendreich Character

David Tennant has been showcasing his ability to creep us out with his recent roles – from Killgrave in Jessica Jones, to psychopath killer in the upcoming movie Bad Samaritan. Forget madman in a box, Tennant shows just how mad his characters can be!

David Tennant is starring in the new movie Bad Samaritan. He will play a character named Cale Ehrendreich, who is a serial killer and kidnapper. Sean, played by Robert Sheehan (Misfits), is a valet at a restaurant who uses his job’s advantage to break into homes. Unfortunately, Sean and a friend plan to break into the wrong house. The burglar comes across a woman held captive when robbing Cale.

While panicked, Sean leaves the premise. He uses what little morals he has and calls the police. This move upset Ehrendreich, and now he has his full psychopathic attention set on the unlucky burglar. Here’s a bit of the synopsis from the film’s website:

Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.

‘Bad Samaritan’ and a String of Dark Roles

David Tennant as Character Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter

David is best known for his role as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. While the Doctor is as heroic as can be, he does have a dark side. However, Time Wars are known to have that effect. Tennant also played the ever-so bonkers Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is where David’s creepiness factor escalates. Speaking of creepiness, he plays Killgrave in Jessica Jones. This mind-controlling character and Cale are both excellent manipulators with a complete lack of empathy.

So, I’m curious as to how far David’s character in Bad Samaritan will go with his chaotic nature. The movie will hit theaters in the U.S. on May 4, 2018. David Tennant seems to have these creepy, yet complex characters down. Which of Tennant’s roles is your favorite? Will you go see this thriller? Let us know in the comments!


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