The wait has been a little long for John Hillcoat‘s “Triple 9,” particularly since it was originally slated to open this fall, but when the first trailer dropped last month, it blew some heads off. Extremely violent, gritty, and intense, few were prepared for what Hillcoat had put together, and now a fresh U.K. promo is here with all new footage, and while it’s not quite red band, it’s got enough spark you might not need your morning cup of coffee.
Featuring a ridiculously good ensemble that includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Clifton Collins, Jr., Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Aaron Paul, and Norman Reedus, the story centers around a crew of dirty cops who are coerced into pulling off an impossible heist, and things don’t go smoothly. Here’s the official synopsis:
When a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist, they realize the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. The chaos that ensues when a police officer is shot in the line of duty is just the diversion they’ll need to do the job, but whether they have the will to kill one of their own is an entirely different matter. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.
“Triple 9” opens on February 19, 2016