Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Matt Cook
Producers: Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros, Steve Golin and Keith Redmon
U.S. Distributor: Open Road
Cast: Aaron Paul, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer, Casey Affleck, Michael Peña
John Hillcoat’s star is in the process of burning out with the difficult to adapt The Road and the lifeless Lawless (2012) smothering out the brilliance behind The Proposition and bringing out the passive aggressive in us. With a curious ensemble cast in tow, we’re hopeful that this Black List script turns up something that is Rampart-like.
Gist: “Triple Nine” centers on a 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.
Release Date: There are plans for a summer shoot with a pegged 2015 release, but I think we’d be naive to think that an end of year December release is impossible.
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