There are few writer/directors that can balance dark drama with incisive wit, but John Michael McDonagh is one of them. With just two films — “The Guard” and “Calvary,” both of which could probably use a bit more attention — he’s established himself as a filmmaker who can handle a variety of tones with deft ease, while creating distinct, memorable characters. And his latest is his biggest effort to date.
Filming has started on the perfectly titled “War On Everyone,” and the first cheeky image is here. Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman, and David Wilmot star in the action-comedy about two crooked cops who blackmail everyone they can, until one criminal proves to be more difficult to handle than they anticipated. So yes, we’re very, very stoked on this one.
No word yet on a release date, but keep your eyes peeled for this one in 2016. [Screen Daily]