May 13, 2015

Sicario Poster

Lionsgate has released the atmospheric first teaser poster and some stills for Dennis Villeneuve's dark cartel thriller Sicario, which premieres this month at the Cannes Film Festival. "Dark" almost feels like an understatement for this pitch-black look at inter-agency cooperation in the ongoing war on drugs seen through the eyes of idealistic FBI agent Kate (Emily Blunt) on what the official synopsis describes as a "conflicting journey that descends into the intrigue, corruption and moral mayhem of the borderland drug wars." Rounding out the alphabet soup of government agencies, Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice) plays a CIA agent of dubious morality; Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) plays a DEA agent; Victor Garber (Alias) plays an FBI boss; and Benecio Del Toro (Licence to Kill) plays what that official synopsis describes as "an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past" who leads the team on "a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive." Villeneuve re-teams with his Prisoners D.P. Roger Deakins (Skyfall) to ensure that no matter how ugly things get for Kate, it all looks great on screen. Sicario (which means "hitman" in Mexico, according to the press release) opens in select theaters on September 18, and nationwide on September 25.

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