Frailty is a multi-layered, tightly woven thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Bill Paxton. Paxton will also be making his directorial debut, surrounded by a talented crew led by Bill Butler as the D.P. (Anaconda, Grease, Jaws). Set in present day Texas, Frailty centers on the FBI's search for a serial killer who calls himself 'God's Hands.
McConaughey plays Fenton Meeks, a young man who approaches the lead investigator, one night, claiming he knows the identity of the killer. The FBI agent is curious, but unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam. In the style of the Usual Suspects, Fenton recounts in a series of flashbacks, how he and his brother grew up in a very loving family, raised by their widowed father (Paxton).
All that changed, the day his father awoke, believing he had been visited by an angel and given a mission to destroy 'demons' seemingly normal looking people, who walked this earth as pure evil. Fenton s father, and then his brother Adam, swore to carry out this divine mission. Fenton refused to participate in the killings and tried to persuade his brother to do the same, but it was obvious to him that they had snapped. Out of loyalty however, he refused to go to the police, until now. Believing Fenton s startling tale of the slaughter of innocents, the FBI agent follows Fenton to the family s rose garden only to be surprised that neither evil nor innocence are what they seem.