“Cannes is the oldest film festival in the world, and I’ve long dreamed of having one of my films there in competition. It’s a dream that lay dormant for a long time; I stopped believing in it. So I’m extremely touched to be part of the festival this year. I didn’t think the film would be selected. Most of the time, at the last minute, they call you and say, ‘Sorry, we aren’t taking your movie.’ Then you cry. I’ve been through that process a few times,” Denis Villeneuve told The Guardian after learning that his film “Sicario” will hit the Croisette this year. We’re pretty excited too.
Today, HitFix has more images from the film, including the first look at Emily Blunt. She’s joined by Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro in the story of a female cop and two male Delta Force rangers who cross from Tucson to Mexico to catch a drug lord — but once they cross the border, it’s a whole different, more dangerous and depraved world than they expected. “It’s about the alienation of the cycles of violence, how at one point we are in those spirals of violence and ask ourselves, ‘Is there a solution?’” the director said. “My movie raises the question; it doesn’t give any answer.”
“Sicario” opens on September 18th.