Open Road has set a September 11, 2015 release date for John Hillcoat‘s new film Triple Nine and I’m largely mentioning this because this is a film with a stacked cast from a director whose work I highly anticipate.
Matt Cook penned the script and the ensemble cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr.
As for the plot, it centers on a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” 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.
This is a release date to remember and a movie to be on the lookout for. Admittedly I wasn’t as enamored with Hillcoat’s adaptation of The Road as others were, but I thought he got a great performance out of Lawless and The Proposition is excellent. He’s got a style different from most of today’s directors and if the material is up to snuff, this could be one of the best of 2015. Thoughts?