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We know Andrew Scott for playing bad so good as Sherlock‘s Dr. Moriarty. In his latest project, Steel Country, the tables are turning, and he’s taking on the role of the good guy.

He plays Donald, a sanitation collection driver, who is compelled to look into the suspicious death of a young boy from his neighborhood. His fellow residents believe his intentions might be misguided, like he’s trying to prove his worth.

The recently-released trailer (March 26) is just as dark as it is intense. From the audience point of view we can see what Donald is seeing, something sinister has happened. He may not be the best choice to investigate, but if not him, who will:

Scott is a native of Dublin, Ireland. If you find yourself trying to place his American accent, the movie is set in Harburgh, Pennsylvania, known for its once-thriving steel industry.

In some cases, an actor putting on a foreign accent can be distracting, but if we didn’t know he was Irish, we wouldn’t think otherwise. He does a seamless job of fitting in as a resident of this sleepy town.

In other good guy news, Scott plays a priest in the second season of Fleabag, currently airing in the U.K. and premiering in the U.S. on May 17 via Amazon Prime. Here’s a look at his performance, opposite series creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve):

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Steel Country will hit theaters in both the U.S. and U.K. on April 19, and will be available digitally the same day.

What do you say — do you prefer Andrew Scott as the villain or hero? 

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By Brigid Brown