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Jun 18, 2015
First Trailer, New Poster and Images for Sicario With Emily Blunt, Victor Garber and Jeffrey Donovan
Lionsgate has released a stylish new poster and a thrilling, fantastic and dread-inspiring first trailer for Sicario, Denis Villeneuve's pitch-black look at U.S. inter-agency cooperation (or lack thereof) in the war on drugs. Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) stars as an idealistic FBI agent assigned by her boss (Alias's Victor Garber) to a task force including CIA agent Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), DEA agent Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), and a mysterious State Department-placed consultant (Licence to Kill's Benecio del Toro). The trailer affords us our first look at a mustachioed, bespectacled Donovan in this role, and new images below show Garber. As excited as I am for the terrific-looking popcorn spy thrillers on the horizon (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., SPECTRE), Sicario looks like the movie to beat in the dead-serious, le Carré stakes this fall, and a definite Oscar contender.
Though I post here under the name Tanner, my real name is Matthew Bradford, and I'm a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm coauthor of the graphic novel Night and Fog and I co-wrote and co-produced the 2014 horror feature Dead Within.