This weekend, an all-star cast — Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel — arrives in theaters delivering something a little different than your usual summer fare. It’s the Stalin-era mystery thriller “Child 44,” and we’ve got some cool stuff to get you excited for the film.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, and based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the film chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov, who loses status, power, and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa, as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival, Vasil, who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”
And so, with the movie coming, we’ve got a few prize packs featuring two posters for “Child 44,” plus a three-pack of movie thrillers, including “Gangs Of New York,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “The Bank Job.”
To win, here’s what to do: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tweet: “I want to win Child 44 from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest,” and include this link. Your final step: just email us your tweet, with your full name and address, and let us know what book you want to see turned into a movie. Good luck!
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.