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Jamie Bell is a white supremacist in search of redemption in A24's Skin

The tattoos are all you see when you look at Skin’s Bryon Widner, a lifelong skinhead who, in A24’s upcoming feature, reckons with whether erasing them from his body can help reform a damaged soul. Jamie Bell, tatted, bald, and beefy, stars as Bryon in Guy Nattiv’s feature, which is adapted from his Oscar-winning short film.

Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$, Dumplin’) also leads the cast as the single mother who helps Bryon ponder another life, while Mike Colter (Luke Cage) co-stars as the soul who could help him forge a path out. Leaving the life isn’t so easy, after all, with Bryon’s parents (Bill Camp and Vera Farmiga) being the people who raised him with those beliefs.

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Skin, which is said to be based on a true story, hits theaters on July 26, but can be viewed by DIRECTV subscribers on June 27.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.