Shadow & Act faves Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie are part of an ensemble all-star cast in director John Hillcoat’s (“The Road”) intense action thriller “Triple 9,” alongside Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus and others, in a story that revolves around an L.A. heist in which a group of thieves plan to kill a cop (a “Code 999” in police parlance) to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.
Ejiofor plays the role of the mastermind behind the robbery, while Mackie is a street-wise corrupt cop who teams with the thieves to set up Affleck’s targeted officer.
Keith Redmon, Brad Dorros and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content are producers of the movie, which Megan Ellison financed through her Panorama Media production company.
Open Road will release “Triple 9” in theaters on February 26th, 2016.
Both Ejiofor and Mackie are enjoying active careers at the moment, combining for roles in as many as 8 different feature films in 2015. Ejiofor was most recently seen in “The Martian,” as well as in a lead role in “Secret in Their Eyes.” He’s currently filming Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.” Mackie appeared in both “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” last year, and most recently appeared in “Our Brand Is Crisis” with Sandra Bullock. He’ll next be seen in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Shadow & Act has been granted an exclusive first-look at the character poster for Anthony Mackie’s crooked cop, which is embedded above.
The poster for Chiwetel’s mastermind follows below.
And if you missed it, check out the explosive red-band trailer for “Triple 9” (as well as the poster):