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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #64. John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine

Triple Nine

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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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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