Copshop Trailer: Gerard Butler & Frank Grillo Star in Action Pic

Open Road Films has released the official Copshop trailer for Joe Carnahan’s latest action thriller movie, starring Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, and Alexis Louder.

The video, which you can check out below, features Grillo as a double-crossing con man who tries to evade death threats by getting himself lock-up in a small-town jail. However, unfortunately for him, his hitman is Butler’s Bob Viddick, who’s very determined to get the job done. In the middle of the chaos of assassins trying to kill Teddy, a smart rookie cop gets unexpectedly involved.

The film is currently slated to debut in theaters on September 17. Its theatrical release date pits the film against three competitors in the form of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Clint Eastwood-led Western drama Cry Macho, Searchlight Pictures’ biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and the Justin Chon-directed drama Blue Bayou.

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Copshop is directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-TeamThe Grey) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kurt McLeod, based on a story by McLeod and Mark Williams. It is being led by Gerard Butler (Angel Has Fallen), Frank Grillo (The Purge), and Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War), Joining them are Toby Huss, Chad L. Coleman, Ryan O’Nan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Robert Walker-Branchaud, Kaiwi Lyman, Christopher Michael Holley, Marshall Cook, and Tracey Bonner.

“Screaming through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden Crown Vic,” reads the official synopsis. “Wily con artist Teddy Murretto hatches a desperate plan to hide out from lethal hitman Bob Viddick: He sucker-punches rookie officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. But jail can’t protect Murretto for long. Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. When the arrival of a competing assassin ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.”

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Copshop is produced by Butler and Alan Siegel through their G-Based Productions banner along with Carnahan and Grillo through their WarParty Films banners. Producers are Williams, Tai Duncan, Warren Goz, and Eric Gold, with Open Road’s James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, and Tom Ortenberg serving as executive producers.


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